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On 26 April, a health worker administers a measles vaccine to a child at the Port Bouet General Hospital in the city of Abidjan. Routine vaccination restarted today after nearly a month of cessation due to post-election violence.

By 5 May 2011 in Côte d’Ivoire, hundreds of thousands remain displaced by the violence that erupted after the 28 November 2010 presidential election. More than 320,000 people fled the country during the conflict, and many more were displaced within the country. Fighting abated after the 11 April arrest of former president Laurent Gbagbo, allowing international humanitarian operations to resume in many conflict-affected areas, and the security situation continues to improve. Still, lingering instability – including reports of increasing sexual violence and harassment by armed men – has delayed the return of many refugees and internally displaced people. Many hospitals and health facilities have been unable to operate properly, lacking essential drugs, equipment and staff, and millions lack access to sufficient food and water. On 16 April, for the first time since November, UNICEF was able to airlift 32 metric tonnes of medical, nutritional, educational, water and sanitation supplies into the country, and on 26 April, the Minister of Education ordered schools to reopen. With partners, UNICEF is also providing safe drinking water where needed; distributing fortified biscuits to children and pregnant and lactating women; screening children for malnutrition; conducting a back-to-school campaign aimed at a million children; conducting a polio vaccination campaign targeting 700,000 children; and conducting a measles vaccination campaign targeting 1.5 million children. UNICEF also continues to assist Ivorian refugees in surrounding countries. The Emergency Humanitarian Action Plan for Côte d’Ivoire and neighbouring countries requires US$160 million, only 20 per cent of which has been funded to date. UNICEF’s portion of the appeal is
On 26 April, a health worker administers a measles vaccine to a child at the Port Bouet General Hospital in the city of Abidjan. Routine vaccination restarted today after nearly a month of cessation due to post-election violence. By 5 May 2011 in Côte d’Ivoire, hundreds of thousands remain displaced by the violence that erupted after the 28 November 2010 presidential election. More than 320,000 people fled the country during the conflict, and many more were displaced within the country. Fighting abated after the 11 April arrest of former president Laurent Gbagbo, allowing international humanitarian operations to resume in many conflict-affected areas, and the security situation continues to improve. Still, lingering instability – including reports of increasing sexual violence and harassment by armed men – has delayed the return of many refugees and internally displaced people. Many hospitals and health facilities have been unable to operate properly, lacking essential drugs, equipment and staff, and millions lack access to sufficient food and water. On 16 April, for the first time since November, UNICEF was able to airlift 32 metric tonnes of medical, nutritional, educational, water and sanitation supplies into the country, and on 26 April, the Minister of Education ordered schools to reopen. With partners, UNICEF is also providing safe drinking water where needed; distributing fortified biscuits to children and pregnant and lactating women; screening children for malnutrition; conducting a back-to-school campaign aimed at a million children; conducting a polio vaccination campaign targeting 700,000 children; and conducting a measles vaccination campaign targeting 1.5 million children. UNICEF also continues to assist Ivorian refugees in surrounding countries. The Emergency Humanitarian Action Plan for Côte d’Ivoire and neighbouring countries requires US$160 million, only 20 per cent of which has been funded to date. UNICEF’s portion of the appeal is
28 Jan 2016

Rétrospective 2015 : les évènements à fort impact sur l’Afrique

La Banque mondiale (BM) a identifié une douzaine de faits et défis majeurs dont certains ont eu une implication directe sur…

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