Ongoing relief operations remain vital in Côte d'Ivoire

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Côte d'Ivoire still needs considerable humanitarian assistance nine months after the end of the post-election violence that displaced tens of thousands of people…that's according to the UN

Speaking at the end of a 3 day tour of the country, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Catherine Bragg said the volatile western and south-western regions have the highest numbers of vulnerable people.

She said leaving these people without support could aggravate the situation.

"It is not the time for the international community or the government to turn their attention away from this population that has endured very difficult conditions and suffered insecurity for a very long time. That is what I saw when I visited Giglio, Boli Kane and Duékoué, in the IDP camps of Nahibly where 4,500 people still live."

The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has just allocated $8 million to kick-start relief operations in the country this year.

Duration: 30″

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