Action Against Hunger has been present in Ivory Coast since 2002

Ivory Coast

While the country is rich in produce, many families struggle to make ends meet and malnutrition rates remain high due to inflated food prices and poor access to food.

 

Country Overview

After two decades of social, political and military unrest, which began in the 1990s and escalated during the post-election crisis of December 2010, the Ivory Coast has experienced a degree of stability since 2012. However, local elections in 2018 took place in a climate of violence and tension and there are fears the situation could worsen ahead of the 2020 presidential election. 

There are a few big infrastructure projects underway across the country, the security situation has improved and the economy is recovering. Yet despite improved economic growth, poverty – largely rural – remains significant with many families struggling to make ends meet and malnutrition rates remaining high. 

 

1,007,135
People we helped in 2018

What we are doing

Action Against Hunger started working in the Ivory Coast in 2002. Our teams have continued to support and work with local community healthcare centres, providing training programmes and technical support. 

In 2018, we continued our programmes to develop institutional and community-based structures by supporting twelve community-based healthcare centres in Abidjan. In terms of nutrition and health, we have continued to provide free healthcare to vulnerable groups. We have also continued to promote essential family practices within communities. Our teams have identified the most vulnerable families in Abidjan and Montagnes districts in order to connect them to the water supply network and build new water points. The team also provided technical support to the government to implement a national nutrition plan and to produce national health and nutrition strategy documents.

The programmes in Ivory Coast include: 

  • Improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities
  • Supporting existing healthcare centres
  • Providing training for health workers
  • Screening and treating children suffering from malnutrition
  • Supporting the government to implement a nutrional plan
  • Educational programmes to prevent disease (particularly cholera)

 

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Facts

Number of staff
25
Operating since
2002