Amid Cote d’Ivoire’s Political Crisis, UNICEF Seeks Aid for Displaced Ivorians

UNICEF has appealed for USD20 million to sustain its humanitarian operations to assist people affected by the ongoing political crisis in Cote d’Ivoire.

According to the U.N., around 23,000 Ivorians have fled their country following the disputed presidential election held in late 2010. Some of the major concerns for the U.N. and its partners in the relief effort include continuing to address disease outbreaks through vaccinations, providing access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities, and ensuring adequate nutrition and health care of affected people.

As reported by Devex, U.N. agencies such as UNICEF, the U.N. refugee agency and the World Food Program have ramped up their humanitarian efforts in Cote d’Ivoire to mitigate the adverse impacts of the political tension there.

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.