Ivory Coast continues compensation for chaos victims

A new group of victims of Cote d'Ivoire's 2010-2011 post-election violence on Monday received cheques valued at 1 million CFA Francs (2,000 U.S. dollars), under the ongoing compensation process that was launched in August by the government.

Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

A total of 200 victims from Yopougon and Treichville communes in Abidjan, Bocanda in the central region and Duekoue in the west, received their cheques from the director of the National Social Cohesion Program (PNCS) Kone Mariatou.

Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
Two months earlier, from Oct. 5 to 15, victims from towns in the Greater West region were compensated.

Those compensated were part of a group of 3,500 people, representing victims who died, and 1,000 others who were injured. They were identified “during the first round” by the PNCS.

According to PNCS, over 1,000 people have already received reparation under the compensation process.

The process was officially launched on Aug. 4 by President Alassane Ouattara who announced that 2 million U.S. dollars had been set aside to compensate violence victims.

A total of 158,238 violence victims have been recorded in Cote d’Ivoire by the country’s National Commission for Reconciliation and Compensation of Victims.

The commission took into account those killed or those affected by numerous crises that occurred in Cote d’Ivoire since 1990, the year when multipartism was restored in the country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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