Côte d'Ivoire

Violence escalates in Côte d'Ivoire making medical help difficult

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04/04/2011

The situation in the Côte d'Ivoire city of Abidjan remains very tense due to deadly violence there according to UN aid workers on the ground. Right now they are trying to figure out how to move supplies to those who need it most amidst the heavy fighting. Troops loyal to incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to give up power and forces on the side of the internationally recognized President Alassane Ouattara have killed scores of people and displaced even more. UN Radio's Patrick Maigua in Geneva asked Carlos Geha, the Deputy head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Côte d'Ivoire, about the humanitarian situation where he is.

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