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Six Months after Post-Election Violence, Ivory Coast Struggles with Food Shortages Amidst Recovery

More than six months after contested elections plunged Ivory Coast into political stalemate and nationwide violence, the country has begun to regain relative stability as the chaos subsides, security improves and many communities begin to rebuild.

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In 2002, the year that Action Against Hunger began its work in the Ivory Coast, the country was split between the rebel-held North and the government-controlled South. Health workers had fled the North, so access to basic health services was severely limited, and the only relief was provided by humanitarian workers. The situation gradually improved until 2010, when a disputed presidential election caused a serious national crisis and led to a civil war in 2011.

Humanitarian Crisis Persists as Ivory Coast Sees Political Recovery

DUÉKOUÉ, IVORY COAST—While the Ivory Coast’s recent political crisis has subsided, the resulting humanitarian emergency persists. Tens of thousands of Ivoirians remain displaced, taking refuge in makeshift camps in the western part of the country, while thousands of others remain vulnerable to recent economic and agricultural disruptions.

Amidst alarming situation, aid agencies scale up response, Côte d'ivoire

"Amidst a highly volatile security situation, humanitarian agencies have stepped up in recent days their humanitarian response especially in Western Côte d'Ivoire in order to meet the various urgent needs of the civilians caught up in the recent fighting. During the past 24 hours, NGO Action Contre la Faim said it would deliver 24 tons of emergency equipment in Man, a town near Duékoué."

Hunger crisis in the west of Ivory Coast

"The aid agency Action Against Hunger is one of many stationed at the town of Man to try and help the thousands who are fleeing the insecurity in the west of Ivory Coast."

COTE D'IVOIRE: Running out of food and water in Abidjan

"'No one can move in Abidjan right now, given the insecurity,' said Action Contre la Faim head of mission Yann Dutertre. "We are preparing to intervene with food aid and water and sanitation measures as soon as conditions allow.'"

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

"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.

Action Against Hunger Reinforcing Efforts in Ivory Coast Town Following Massacre

DUÉKOUÉ, IVORY COAST—Action Against Hunger | ACF International is reinforcing its emergency response following the massacre of hundreds in the town of Duékoué between March 27th and 29th. Conditions in western Ivory Coast have reached a new level of urgency as thousands of displaced families face a public health crisis amid deteriorating sanitary conditions and increasing rates of malnutrition.

Action Against Hunger Ramps Up Emergency Response for Thousands Fleeing Unrest in Ivory Coast

UPDATE: April 25, 2011—Action Against Hunger is distributing 35 tons of emergency food assistance to help the estimated 70,000 people in Abidjan—Ivory Coast's largest city—made vulnerable by food shortages and spikes in the cost of basic foodstuffs. Despite early signs of economic renewal, food scarcity and public health risks continue to threaten thousands of residents' lives.

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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