September 24, 2014

Ebola-hit West Africa faces food shortages

By |24 September 2014|

As Ebola spreads through West Africa, even healthy people are suffering from the disease’s economic fallout. Markets are sometimes closed and travel is restricted.

October 24, 2011

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    Questions and answers on a year of crisis in Côte d’Ivoire

Questions and answers on a year of crisis in Côte d’Ivoire

By |24 October 2011|

Jean Djoman, the head of Caritas Cote d’Ivoire emergency team, explains what happened during the months of violence and how Caritas is helping displaced people rebuild their lives.
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    National truth and reconciliation: A long road ahead for Côte d’Ivoire

National truth and reconciliation: A long road ahead for Côte d’Ivoire

By |24 October 2011|

On 3 October 2011, the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorised its prosecutor to investigate crimes against humanity and war crimes alleged to have been committed in Côte d’Ivoire by the forces of former President Laurent Gbagbo and President Alassane Ouattara.

Côte d’Ivoire: Towards reconciliation

By |24 October 2011|

Almost one year after the election of President Ouattara, and the violence and humanitarian crisis that followed it, Côte d’Ivoire seems to be well on the way towards stabilisation and peace.

March 30, 2011

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    Q&A on the humanitarian crisis in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

Q&A on the humanitarian crisis in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

By |30 March 2011|

Around 500,000 Ivorians have already fled their homes to shelter elsewhere in the country or abroad, and at least 90,000 of them have taken refuge across the border in Liberia. Smaller numbers of Ivorians have travelled to Ghana and Guinea.

Ivoirians fleeing to Liberia meet widow’s might

By |30 March 2011|

As the post-election clashes have again intensified in Côte d’Ivoire over the last weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes to flee a situation that could quickly turn into a civil war and a lasting humanitarian crisis.

January 5, 2011

Caritas prepares as Côte d’Ivoire on brink

By |5 January 2011|

“The war in Côte d’Ivoire in 2002 triggered a major humanitarian crisis that spread to the neighbouring countries,” said Jean Djoman, Director of Human Development at Caritas Côte d’Ivoire. “The same mistakes must not be repeated now.” Over a hundred and fifty people were killed in the West African country this December after a disputed presidential election in October between the incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and his rival Alassane Ouattara. Caritas says dialogue must be supported otherwise the conflict could turn into a major humanitarian crisis that goes beyond the borders of Côte d’Ivoire. Jean Djoman says mediation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is working. “The two opposed camps of Gbagbo and his Ouattara have for the time being stopped their activities and demonstrations,” he said. “The situation is difficult, but we must hope that they can agree on a compromise. The fate of thousands of people depends on [...]

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