UN appeals for humanitarian corridors in Ivory Coast

8th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

UN relief agencies on Friday appealed for humanitarian corridors in Ivory Coast to allow safe access to thousands of people who have fled fighting in the west African country.

"WFP and other agencies are appealing for the opening of humanitarian corridors into and within Ivory Coast," the UN's World Food Food Programme said in a briefing note.

Food for 27,500 people lasting for six days was delivered to the violence-hit town of Duekoue, the WFP said.

More distributions were planned for 30,000 displaced people in the western area of Danane over the coming week and for nearly 20,000 people in Bouake, Bouna, Tiebissou and Korhogo.

© 2011 AFP

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