Humanitarian bodies reach out to Bangolo population

Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- UN agencies and Humanitarian NGOs have provided relief aid to people displaced in Bangolo, 716 km west of Abidjan in the aftermath of community violence in the area last month.
A release by the UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the rapid collective response enabled the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to distribute mats, buckets, blankets and kitchen utensils to some 2,500 persons.
The World Food Programme (WFP) also organised a two-week distribution of food to 2,681 beneficiaries while the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) provided children with more than a thousand toys.
To prevent diseases, the Belgium Branch of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) immunised some 1,000 children against measles and installed 6 latrines, 6 shower blocks and a 4,000-litre water tank.
Three weeks after the skirmishes, more than 400 displaced persons have returned to their homes, humanitarian agencies helping them resettle.

26 may 2004 23:10:00

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