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Humanitarian appeal for Côte d'ivoire and Liberia

© UNICEF/Côte d'Ivoire 2011/Asselin
Children attend a UNICEF-sponsored education session in the empty swimming pool of an abandoned holiday complex, now a settlement for displaced people in the western town of Man.

UNICEF is urgently appealing for funds to respond to the escalating humanitarian crisis in the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).

Over 1 million people have now been displaced by violence in the region – the majority are women and children.

Thousands are now living in temporary camps where conditions are dire.

We are also extremely concerned about children's caught in violence and being recruited as child soldiers into armed activity.

Children are most vulnerable

Children are suffering from acute malnutrition and cases of diarrhoea and malaria have escalated. The risk of epidemics such as measles is also high.

We are also extremely concerned about children's caught in violence and being recruited as child soldiers into armed activity.

UNICEF in action

UNICEF and our partners are responding on the ground, despite the insecurity.

Funding shorfall

So far we have vaccinated over 1.7 million children against measles and other illnesses.

We’ve also provided safe water and sanitation to 20,000 displaced people currently living in camps and reunited over 100 unaccompanied children with their families.

But we urgently need your support to help save more children’s lives.

So far our appeal in 2/3 unfunded which is hindering our efforts to provide essential health services, water and sanitation, protection from violence and to put children back to school.

We urgently need $22 million.

Thanks for your support. To help go to : http://www.unicef.org/support

 

 
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