Tagged: Côte d'Ivoire
Thousands of refugees fled from Ivory Coast to neighboring countries, including Liberia, following the political after disputed elections in November 2010. Oxfam reached over 135,000 people with gearing up its response to the escalating humanitarian crisis.
International agency Oxfam today welcomed the visit of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, to Liberia, as it called on the international community to pay greater attention to the worsening refugee crisis in the country.
More than 100,000 people have crossed the border from Ivory Coast to eastern Liberia, fleeing the threat of violence following November's disputed election results. We visited some of the camps along the border, and spoke to some of the refugees, to get an idea of what they were experiencing.
International agency Oxfam today flew relief supplies for 70,000 people from the UK to Liberia. The aid is in response to the escalating humanitarian crisis as people continue to flee the political violence that continues to affect Ivory Coast.
Africa’s latest crisis is escalating into further bloodshed and suffering and risks becoming another “forgotten emergency” as thousands of Ivorian refugees flee for their lives. Oxfam is preparing to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene supplies to refugees in Liberia.