Aid groups want access to "fearful" Ivorians caught in fighting

April 6, 2011

"The aid agency Action Against Hunger (ACF) said on Wednesday it was flying 24 tonnes of material including energy biscuits, water reservoirs and buckets to Man in the west of Ivory Coast. 'It is essential that we ensure the international community is present,' Francois Danel, the executive director of ACF France, said in a statement. 'Because of the fighting, tens of thousands of people have fled their homes. Between the cities of Man and Duékoué many villages are completely empty, some burned to the ground. People have fled into the bush or over the border in to neighbouring Liberia,' he added."