Ivory Coast displaced people running out of food, water
The humanitarian situation facing Ivorians is said to be desperate, as more than 800,000 internally displaced people are running out of food and water, amidst an outbreak of Cholera and Yellow fever.
According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), there are also not enough shelters and latrine for displaced people in the Ivory Coast.
In a statement released on Wednesday, IFRC regional representative, Momodou Lamin Fye said more support was needed to respond to the humanitarian crisis.
Another Red Cross official said it’s important for the international community to focus its attention on the humanitarian crisis taking place in West Africa.
Meanwhile, the IFRC has said though it has appealed for US$4.3 million to address the Ivory Coast emergency, it has received only a fraction of what it needs.Tweet