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The ICRC regional delegation in Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire. The ICRC and the Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire distribute seed in the Moyen-Cavally region.

The ICRC delegation in Abidjan covers Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Togo. It helps displaced persons in Côte d'Ivoire and Malian refugees in Burkina Faso. In all the countries covered, the ICRC visits places of detention and helps the authorities to foster compliance with international humanitarian law. Read full overview 

Facts and Figures

Between January and September 2013, the ICRC carried out the following activities:

Côte d’Ivoire

  • visited over 10,666 detainees during 159 visits to 60 places of detention, both provisional and permanent;
  • partly renovated kitchens, store-rooms and/or water and sanitation systems in prisons at Dimbokro, Boundiali and Grand-Bassam.
  • distributed 90 tonnes of seed, plus agricultural equipment, to over 18,000 people who had returned to their villages near Taï;
  • supported two hospitals and four health centres serving a population of almost 210,000, enabling them to provide 30,000 consultations, of which 12,000 were for children under five;

Burkina Faso (with the Burkinabé Red Cross Society)

  • distributed essential household items to 1,772 Malian refugees in the province of Oudalan, northern Burkina Faso;
  • distributed 150 tonnes of millet, 30 tonnes of beans, 15,000 litres of oil and 3 tonnes of salt to 9,000 vulnerable families in communities hosting Malian refugees.

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