UN seeks US $173 million to help Côte d'Ivoire recover from crisis

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Madeleine Doué rebuilds her house with help from Solidarite Internationale.

Challenges remain on the humanitarian front in Côte d'Ivoire, one year after the post-electoral crisis.

That's according to the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg, who is in the country for a three-day visit.

So far, over half a million people displaced by the post-electoral violence in Côte d'Ivoire have returned home in the last nine months.

Eduardo del Buey is the UN's deputy-spokesperson.

"According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the mission aims to assess the humanitarian situation one year after the post-electoral crisis and to draw international attention to the remaining challenges. Yesterday, Ms. Bragg launched the 2012 Appeal for Côte d'Ivoire which seeks more than US$ 173 million to cover the needs of over 3 million people this year".

OCHA says the funds would help more people return home in dignity and also support recovery and longer-term development activities.

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