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Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds In Ivory Coast: 6 Ways To Help

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) called for a major humanitarian response in Ivory Coast this week, as conditions continue to worsen in the war-torn region. U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humani…

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) called for a major humanitarian response in Ivory Coast this week, as conditions continue to worsen in the war-torn region.

U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos stated in a press release, “There can be no peace and security in West Africa if there is no peace and security in Côte d’Ivoire. The social, economic, and humanitarian consequences of the Ivorian crisis will be overwhelming unless we give the country the support it needs.”

The nation plunged into a tense political crisis in November after the incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, refused to concede electoral defeat to his challenger, Alassane Ouattara — recognized by the international community as the country’s president.

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