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30 Jan 2018 description
  • UN Environment conducted an independent audit of the sites affected by the 2006 waste dumping from the Probo Koala in various parts of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  • The audit finds that none of the sites where waste from the Probo Koala was dumped show contamination exceeding the limits set by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for remediation. As a result, none of these sites requires additional intervention to clean up contamination from the 2006 dumping event.

22 Jan 2018 description
report World Bank

$60.4 million is approved to prevent vulnerable children from stunting and help grow with adequate cognitive development and educational attainment

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2018--The World Bank today approved a total amount of $60.4 million (about FCFA32 billion) in the form of a credit from the International Development Association (IDA*--$50 million), and a grant from the Power of Nutrition Trust Fund ($10.4 million), to support the government of Cote d’Ivoire in its efforts to improve nutrition, cognitive development and education attainment for vulnerable children.

03 Jan 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Global estimates suggest that approximately 10 million people worldwide are living without any legal citizenship. Stateless persons face overwhelming obstacles that limit their access to basic entitlements and protections, leaving them vulnerable to discrimination and abuse. Research on health and access to care is generally limited among stateless persons and, currently, there is a dearth of information on statelessness and its relationship to gender based violence (GBV).

03 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Three of the ten targeted women production groups assisted with various agricultural equipment and training were able to showcase their first harvest of fresh products during the International Exhibition of Agriculture and Animal Resources (SARA 2017).

• Under the food assistance for assets (FFA) programme planned to assist 8,000 returnees and vulnerable host people through cash-based transfers from October to December 2017, 7,924 were actively engaged in asset creation and livelihood activities.

05 Dec 2017 description

SITUATION

  • Cote d’Ivoire is a middle-income country that has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years. However, nearly half of Cote d’Ivoire’s 24 million people live under the national poverty line, according to the World Bank and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire. In addition, the 2017 Global Hunger Index notes that Cote d’Ivoire faces a serious level of hunger, with approximately 30 percent of children under 5 years of age suffering from chronic malnutrition.

27 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, begins today a visit to Cote d’Ivoire in the context of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

24 Nov 2017 description

La Côte d’Ivoire connaît actuellement un boom minier. La contribution du secteur minier àl’économie du pays est amenée à croître rapidement. Ainsi, le secteur minier pourrait permettre de financer une partie des projets de développement du gouvernement au cours des années à venir.

13 Nov 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

  • Au mois d’Octobre 2017, 1 ménage de 03 personnes en provenance du Bénin sont retournés en Côte d’Ivoire le 15 Octobre 2017. Le rapatriement volontaire de ce mois ont fortement été impacté par les travaux de réparation du Bac utilisé pour le rapatriement aTabou et la très mauvaise praticabilité des axes routiers.

13 Nov 2017 description

Activités principales

Retour volontaire des réfugiés ivoiriens

  • Le mois d'octobre a enregistré l'arrivée de 03 personnes rapatriées en provenance du Benin qui ont été accueillies dans la dignité et la sécurité à l'aéroport Felix Houphouët Boigny d'Abidjan le 15 octobre 2017.

  • Ce chiffre, l'un des plus bas de l'année, s'explique par la très mauvaise praticabilité des axes routiers fortement endommagés par la saison des pluies, qui a été encore d'une forte intensité pendant ce mois d'octobre 2017.

01 Nov 2017 description

In separate briefing sessions held in Dakar on June 16 and Abidjan on June 18, the IDRL programme shared ideas with senior staff of the National Red Cross Societies of Senegal (SRCS) and Côte d’Ivoire (CIRCS) on means to achieve implementation of the IDRL Guidelines in their countries.

“Senegal has not had any recent disasters requiring international assistance,” noted Senegal Red Cross Society Secretary-General Adama Kamara, “But it is our responsibility to prepare in case we do.”

25 Oct 2017 description
report IRIN

By Alexis Adele Journalist based in Abidjan

Fresh clashes over land in western Côte d’Ivoire, following a spate of army mutinies, attacks on police stations, and jailbreaks, represent a growing challenge to the country’s nascent and hard-won stability.

Read more on IRIN.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues to provide food assistance to Ivoirian returnees. During the month of August, the pace of return was very slow due to the rainy season and only 675 new returnees were provided with food assistance upon arrival in the country.

  • Critical shortfalls hinder continuous support to people targeted for assistance and longer-term planning for nutrition and resilience activities under the PRRO and the Country Programme.

Operational Updates

10 Oct 2017 description

"They threatened to kill us if we didn't leave the village within 10 minutes"

By Ange Aboa

GUIGLO, Ivory Coast, Oct 9 (Reuters) - An ethnic-fuelled land dispute has driven thousands of farmers off illegal plantations in Ivory Coast's main cocoa belt, threatening the start of the harvest in the world's top producer.

Read more on Reuters.

05 Oct 2017 description

Main Activities

Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian Refugees

■ In September 2017, 48 Ivorian refugees have returned from Togo, Ghana and Gambia in dignity and safety with support from UNHCR and its partners.

■ The cities of Guiglo, Tabou and Toulepleu are currently facing heavy rains, which has led to the degradation of roads and the flooding of Guiglo’s Prefecture and General Hospital in the West. Due to the weather conditions, UNHCR’s repatriation and reintegration activities have been slowed down throughout the month of September.

05 Oct 2017 description

Activités principales

Retour volontaire des réfugiés ivoiriens

■ Au mois de septembre, 48 rapatriés du Togo, du Ghana et de la Gambie ont été accueillis dans la dignité et la sécurité en Côte d’Ivoire.

■ Les villes de Guiglo, Tabou et Toulepleu sont actuellement sujet de fortes pluies qui ont entrainé la dégradation de routes, l’inondation de la préfecture et de l’hôpital général de Guiglo (Ouest) ainsi que le ralentissement des activités de rapatriement et de réintégration à Tabou (Sud-Ouest).

30 Sep 2017 description

1 General Information

Côte d’Ivoire is a country in Western Africa, bordering Ghana in the east, Burkina Faso and Mali in the north, Guinea and Liberia in the west, and the Gulf of Guinea in the south. It has a population of 23,295,302 and covers an area of 322,463 sq. km. The official language is French, although a large number of native dialects are also spoken. (CIA, 11 February 2016).

The World Culture Encyclopedia (WCE) explains the origin of the country’s name:

20 Sep 2017 description

En Côte d’Ivoire, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés(HCR) et ses partenaires contribuent à garantir les droits fondamentaux des personnes rapatriées et à trouver des solutions durables qui leur permettront de reconstruire leur vie dans la dignité.

14 Sep 2017 description

Key findings:

  • Former FNCI forces are highly likely to continue to protest, resulting in violent clashes with forces loyal to the government. Intercommunal tensions make it likely that violence spreads beyond the military to directly involve the population.

  • Roadblocks and the takeover of port cities will prevent the free movement of both civilians and humanitarian actors.

  • There is a likelihood of displacement of civilians internally and into neighbouring communities and countries.

06 Sep 2017 description

Today’s technological advances and innovations in agriculture should touch every aspects of women’s lives in order for them to have the desired impact on African societies.

This was deliberated on Tuesday, September 5 at the 7th African Green Revolution Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

In a session on “Women in Agriculture”, leaders in politics, business and civil society discussed how challenges to women in agriculture can be overcome and how young women can be facilitated to join the sector.