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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.

12 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Along the beach in Mondouku, Côte d'Ivoire, a group of fishermen have just returned with their catch. Many of them come from neighboring Ghana, and they tell us that they come to the Ivorian part of the coast because there are more fish here. Still, they explain that the fish are smaller in size and number compared to previous years. The beach they are sitting on is lined with small hotels and cabanas destroyed in a storm surges over the past few years.

20 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Le gouvernement expulse des producteurs de cacao du Parc national du Mont Péko

Jim Wormington
Chercheur sur l'Afrique de l'Ouest

« L’État veut nous affamer », a déclaré un dirigeant traditionnel ivoirien à un chercheur local sur les droits humains, tandis qu’il décrivait ce qui s’est passé après que le gouvernement a expulsé en juillet des dizaines de milliers de producteurs de cacao du Parc national du Mont Péko.

15 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Government Evicts Cocoa Farmers from Mont Péko National Park

Jim Wormington
Researcher

“The government wants to starve us,” an Ivorian traditional leader told a local human rights researcher, describing what happened after the government evicted tens of thousands of cocoa farmers from nearby Mont Péko national park in July.

19 Aug 2016 description

Le géant du négoce de marchandises Trafigura doit tout révéler au sujet de la nature des déchets toxiques déversés à Abidjan, la capitale de la Côte d'Ivoire, il y a 10 ans, a déclaré Amnesty International le 19 août.

19 Aug 2016 description

Commodities giant Trafigura must come clean over the contents of toxic waste dumped in the Côte d’Ivoire capital Abidjan ten years ago, said Amnesty International today.

Trafigura has never disclosed exactly what was in the 540,000 plus litres of toxic waste dumped at 18 sites in Abidjan on 19 August 2006. More than 100,000 people sought medical attention after the dumping for a whole range of symptoms including dizziness, vomiting and breathing problems, and authorities reported 15 deaths.

17 Aug 2016 description

10e anniversaire de l’incident ‘Probo Koala’ - Vendredi 19 août 2016

GENÈVE (16 août 2016) – A propos du 10e anniversaire du déversement illégal de déchets toxiques en Côte d’Ivoire, un groupe d’experts des Nations Unies* exhorte le gouvernement ivoirien, l’ensemble des Etats responsables et de la communauté internationale à saisir cette occasion pour aborder les répercussions constantes des droits de l’incident.

17 Aug 2016 description

10th anniversary of the ‘Probo Koala incident’ - Friday 19 August 2016

GENEVA (17 August 2016) – Speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire, a group of United Nations experts* urge the Ivorian Government, all responsible States and the international community to take this opportunity to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident.

10 Dec 2015 description

WASHINGTON, DC, DECEMBER 7, 2015. The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) entered a partnership in Côte d’Ivoire to increase sustainable access to safe water and improve quality of life. The three-year project will help communities in three districts tackle the most pressing challenges for safe water, sanitation and food security, and strengthen local capacity to respond to environmental shocks in a region of West Africa where communities are on the front lines of climate change.

18 Aug 2014 description

Experts available for interview on anniversary of waste dump

Dozens of local residents have told Amnesty International they fear the long-term health impact of toxic waste belonging to multinational oil trader Trafigura dumped in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, exactly eight years ago tomorrow.

26 Nov 2013 description
report IRIN

BIDJAN, 26 novembre 2013 (IRIN) - Dans l’ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire, les conflits fonciers prolongés ont poussé certains résidents à occuper des forêts protégées appartenant au gouvernement, contribuant du même coup à la déforestation extensive. Il ne reste aujourd’hui plus qu’une fraction du couvert forestier qui existait au moment de l’indépendance. Les autorités tentent maintenant de déloger les occupants des forêts, mais ces opérations viennent aggraver les tensions existantes dans les provinces les plus instables du pays.

25 Nov 2013 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 25 November 2013 (IRIN) - Protracted land disputes in western Côte d'Ivoire have driven some residents to occupy protected government forests, contributing to extensive deforestation and leaving just a fraction of the forest cover that existed at independence. Now, authorities are moving to expel forest residents, heightening tensions in the country’s most volatile provinces.

31 Jul 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Beginning of eviction from protected forest areas

  • The Government and its partners consult on the reduction of disaster risks

  • The national GBV coordination harmonizes communication tools

  • Lack of birth certificate for pupils is one of the major causes of low enrolment

15 Jul 2013 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Démarrage du déguerpissement des espaces forestiers protégés

  • Le Gouvernement et les partenaires se concertent sur la réduction des risques de catastrophes

  • La coordination nationale VBG harmonise les outils de communication

  • Le manque d’extrait de naissance chez les élèves est l’une des causes majeures de la sousscolarisation

10 Dec 2012 description

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Côte d'Ivoire enjoys a humid climate, with at least seven rainy months and 1,000 mm in annual rainfall. Most of the interior receives 1,000–1,500 mm annually. Moving inland toward the east, a short dry season falls in the middle of the wet season, creating an annual cycle of four seasons. Cocoa is the major cash crop. Yams, cassava, and plantains are the major staples. The contribution of agriculture to GDP declined steadily between 1960 and 1980 as the manufacturing and service sectors improved.

25 Sep 2012 description

Amnesty International et Greenpeace demandent l'ouverture d'une enquête pénale

Trafigura, multinationale responsable du déversement en 2006 de déchets toxiques à Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), à la suite duquel plus de 100 000 personnes ont dû se faire soigner, doit faire l'objet d'une enquête pénale au Royaume-Uni, concluent Amnesty International et Greenpeace International dans un nouveau rapport rendu public mardi 25 septembre 2012.

25 Sep 2012 description

Report slams failure to prevent toxic waste dumping in West Africa

Amnesty International and Greenpeace call for criminal investigation

Trafigura, the multinational company behind the 2006 dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, resulting in over 100,000 people seeking medical assistance, must be criminally investigated in the UK, Amnesty International and Greenpeace Netherlands conclude in a major new report released today.

03 Apr 2012 description
report IRIN

BINGERVILLE/DAKAR, 3 avril 2012 (IRIN) - Dans certaines régions de la Côte d'Ivoire, l'imprévisibilité des précipitations a coûté à certains fermiers plus de la moitié de leur récolte en 2011, ont dit des producteurs à IRIN. Or, selon des spécialistes de l'agriculture, ils auraient pu réussir à accroître leur production s'ils avaient su comment obtenir et analyser les bulletins météorologiques.

02 Apr 2012 description
report IRIN

BINGERVILLE/DAKAR, 2 April 2012 (IRIN) - Unpredictable rainfall in parts of Côte d’Ivoire cost some farmers over half of their harvest in 2011 producers told IRIN, but, armed with more knowledge about how to get weather reports and interpret them, they might still have been able to boost their output, say agricultural specialists.