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COTE D’IVOIRE: The north unplugged | IRIN Africa

DAKAR, 2 March 2011 (IRIN) – In northern Côte d’Ivoire vaccines are going bad, taps are dry and the families of women in labour are ferrying buckets of water to hospital, three days after the government of Laurent Gbagbo ordered power cut in the region.

Electricity went out on the morning of 28 February in the territory held by the rebel Forces Nouvelles (FN) and remained off the evening of 2 March.

The cuts have crippled hospitals and forced people to turn to unsafe water sources, residents and health workers told IRIN.

Read more here: IRIN Africa | COTE D’IVOIRE: The north unplugged | Cote d’Ivoire | Children | Conflict | Governance | Health & Nutrition | Human Rights | Security.

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