US Ups Humanitarian Aid for Displaced Ivorians

The United States announced Thursday (May 5) an additional pledge of $8.5 million to boost the response to the humanitarian crisis in Ivory Coast.

With previous commitments of $12.6 million from the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and $22 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development, total U.S. contributions to the relief efforts benefiting displaced Ivorians now stand at more than $43 million.

Political violence in Ivory Coast has forced more than 170,000 to flee the country, mainly for Liberia, and has internally displaced hundreds of thousands more, the State Department noted.

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