UN Seeks USD32M for West Africa

The United Nations is appealing for USD32.7 million to help address humanitarian needs in Cote d’Ivoire and its neighboring West African countries.

Since December, more than 25,000 people have fled Cote d’Ivoire and sought refuge in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ghana and Mali amid violent protests stemming from the refusal of Laurent Gbagbo to hand over the reins of government to opposition leader Alassane Ouattara, whom the international community recognizes as winner of the most recent presidential election.

The U.N. appeal will specifically cover humanitarian projects in Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea and Mali over the next six months.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.

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