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Online Networks Help Relief Flood-Plagued Côte d'Ivoire

Written by Claire UlrichTranslated by Lova Rakotomalala On 5 July 2014 @ 12:16 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Cote d'Ivoire, Disaster, French, Quick Reads, Refugees, Sub-Saharan Africa, Video

Abidjan and other regions of Côte d'Ivoire have been plagued by heavy downpour and floods for the past weeks [1] [fr]. Local residents got organized on social networks to bring relief to stranded citizens. On twitter and facebook, #CIVSOCIAL is the hashtag for emergency humanitarian reliefs. It was created in 2011 in the aftermath of the post-electoral crisis. The hashtag was revived again as floods marred Abidjan and the rest of the country. The facebook page CIVSOCIAL [2] has collected images, videos and testimonies as well as calls for donations for each afflicted borough.  Here is a video of one of the flooded borough :

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[1] heavy downpour and floods for the past weeks: http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20140701-inondations-meurtrieres-cote-ivoire/

[2] facebook page CIVSOCIAL: https://www.facebook.com/CIVSOCIAL

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