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09 Sep 2016 description

Around 29,000 people contracted the haemorrhagic fever during the more than two-year long outbreak, the worst on record

ABIDJAN, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has re-opened its western borders with Liberia and Guinea two years after they were closed to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic that killed thousands across West Africa, an Ivorian government spokesman said on Friday.

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01 Jun 2016 description

Abstract

Background

It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) must leave their home to collect water, putting them at risk for a variety of negative health outcomes. There is little research, however, quantifying who is most affected by long water collection times.

Objectives

14 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The land borders between Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia and Guinea remain closed.

  • To help prevent potential cross-border spread of Ebola, IOM has conducted Ebola-preparedness training for border officials and health agents posted at 18 points of entry with Liberia, Guinea, and Mali.

  • IOM continues to sensitize and to mobilize communities living along border zones with Liberia and Guinea on EVD-prevention and protection.

25 Mar 2015 description

COTE D’IVOIRE
RETOUR DE 500 DÉPLACÉS
Environ 500 personnes déplacées par les combats intercommunautaires qui ont éclaté le 9 mars dans la forêt Goin Débé dans le sud-ouest du pays ont commencé à rentrer chez elles avec l'aide de la communauté et de l'administration locale. Des violences interethniques sporadiques et des attaques par des groupes armés continuent de sévir dans la région ouest de la Côte d'Ivoire. Quelques 2 600 personnes sont toujours déplacées suite aux raids armés contre des villages près de la frontière libérienne survenus plus tôt cette année.

25 Mar 2015 description

COTE D’IVOIRE
IDPS SLOWLY RETURNING HOME
Around 500 people displaced by inter-community fighting that erupted on 9 March in Goin Débé forest in the country’s southwest have started returning home with the help of the community and the local administration. Sporadic inter-ethnic violence and attacks by armed groups continue to plague Côte d'Ivoire’s western region. Some 2,600 people are still displaced following armed raids on villages near the Liberian border earlier this year.

18 Mar 2015 description

COTE D’IVOIRE

475 DISPLACED IN INTER-COMMUNITY VIOLENCE

On 9 March, violent confrontation between Baoulé and Burkinabé communities in Côte d’Ivoire’s south-western Goin Débé forest displaced 475 people, left one person dead and 15 injured. The Ivorian Red Cross and local authorities are providing assistance. Tensions are likely to escalate between the two communities especially with the resumption of the voluntary repatriation of Ivorian refugees from neighbouring Liberia.

NIGERIA

ARMY VOWS TO RETAKE MORE TOWNS

18 Mar 2015 description

COTE D’IVOIRE

475 DÉPLACÉS DANS DES VIOLENCES INTERCOMMUNAUTAIRES

Le 9 Mars, une confrontation violente entre les communautés baoulé et burkinabé dans le sud-ouest de la forêt de Goin Débé en Côte d'Ivoire a déplacé 475 personnes, causé un mort et 15 blessés. Une assistance est fournie par la CroixRouge ivoirienne et les autorités locales. Les tensions sont susceptibles de s’intensifier entre les deux communautés, en particulier avec la reprise du rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés ivoiriens du Libéria voisin.

NIGÉRIA

12 Feb 2015 description

COTE D’IVOIRE
FEAR OF ATTACKS PREVENTS IDP RETURN

Persistent rumours of attacks and a weak security presence are preventing the return of some 3,000 people displaced following a series of armed raids on border villages in western Côte d’Ivoire in January this year. The return of the IDPs currently living with host communities or in temporary sites is a priority for the local authorities and aid groups.

MAURITANIA
SUSPECTED EVD CASE TESTS NEGATIVE

26 Aug 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Marc-Andre Boisvert

KANDOPLEU/ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Aug 26 2014 (IPS) - The nurse carefully packs the body into a plastic bag and then leaves the isolation tent, rinsing his feet in a bucket of water that contains bleach. Then he carefully takes off his safety glasses, gloves and mask and burns them in a jerry can.

Behind a cordon, hundreds of people are watching, including Ivorian Health Minister Raymonde Goudou Coffie and several local media.

09 Jul 2014 description
  • Torrential rains impacted coastal Cote D’Ivoire during the past week.

  • An increase in rain was observed across dry areas in northwestern Ethiopia and southeastern Sudan

1) Heavy and above-average rains since May have oversaturated the grounds of southern Mali and lead to rainfall surpluses greater than 200% of normal in some locations. With heavy rain forecast during the next outlook period, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

10 Feb 2014 description

Les violences qui ont suivi les élections présidentielles de novembre 2010 ont provoqué le déplacement de centaines de milliers de personnes. En 2011, au plus fort de la crise, environ 250 000 personnes s’étaient réfugiés dans les pays voisins.

L’amélioration de la situation socio-politique incite de plus en plus au retour volontaire.
Dans les zones de retour, des efforts doivent être entrepris pour accompagner les retournés en contribuant notamment à l’amélioration de la sécurité alimentaires et le rétablissement des moyens de subsistance des ménages.

04 Nov 2013 description

Les violences qui ont suivi les élections présidentielles de novembre 2010 ont provoqué le déplacement de centaines de milliers de personnes. En 2011, au plus fort de la crise, environ 250 000 personnes s’étaient réfugiés dans les pays voisins. L’amélioration de la situation socio-politique incite de plus en plus au retour volontaire. Dans les zones de retour, des efforts doivent être entrepris pour accompagner les retournés en contribuant notamment à l’amélioration de la sécurité alimentaires et le rétablissement des moyens de subsistance des ménages.

15 Jul 2013 description
report CGIAR

Efforts to transform agriculture in Africa have received a boost as researchers met under the Support for Agricultural Research and Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC)’s event, “Partners, Possibilities and Prospects,” on 15 July 2013 at the 6th African Agricultural Science Week in Accra to draw more support from partners into project.

The SARD-SC project will raise the productivity of maize, cassava, wheat, and rice by 20% in twenty selected countries in Africa.