Type of intervention
- Nutrition & Health
- Food security
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Places of interventions
- Korhogo (Savannes region)
In November 2010, Côte d’Ivoire was plunged in a deadly battle around presidential election that caused conflicts across the country. Since mid-April 2011, the situation is relatively stabilized but humanitarian needs remain very high.
Civilians continue to pay a high amount of suffering due to months of economical destructuration in every part of the country, in the west, where thousands fled conflicts, in the North and in the capital, Abidjan. Economical resumption is slow and has caused a significant decrease in household’s incomes despite political lull.
In many regions, the internally displaced persons were unable to sow and cultivate due to lack of access to their field and lack of seeds (generally eaten in times of food shortage).
In Zouan Hounien, Bin-Houyé and Toulépleu, in the west part of the country, 60% of households couldn’t cover their food needs when this proportion reached about 30% during normal hunger gap period (1). This gap in households’ incomes caused also a significant decrease on health, education and non-food items expenses, when the needs are striking.
However, public services remain functional and will significantly support the reconstruction of the country. ACF calls upon donors to reinforce their financial support to Côte d’Ivoire in 2012 and 2013, especially in screening and management of acute malnutrition, food security and water and sanitation programs.
(1) According to ACF's survey in August 2011
ECHO, UNICEF, WFP, SDC, CERF, ACF, Europeaid & DRC
Key figures of the country
- Number of beneficiaries : 469 718
- Population : 20,5 million of inhabitants
- Life expectancy: 55,4 years
- PIB/inhabitant : 1 093$ USD
- Human Development Indicator: 170/187
Sources: UNDP, UN
Il n'y a pas de résultat
Côte d’Ivoire has a history of volatility linked to its rumbling political crisis starting in the 90s. On the 28th of November, Laurent Gbagbo, outgoing president, and Alassane Ouattara were both alleged winners of the presidential elections. Clashes between partisans, Forces Nouvelles, pro-Ouattara, and Forces de Défense et Sécurité, pro-Gbagbo erupted and led to exactions on civilians, with targeted communities based on their tribal membership. About 200 000 persons fled to neighborhood countries and about hundreds of thousands were internally displaced.
End of March 2011, Forces Nouvelles launched a military offensive on Abidjan to forcedly dismiss L.Gbagbo. His arrest finally took place on the 11 of April supported bu the United Nations forces, ONUCI and the French Army.
Today, the situation remains precarious and instability persist in some part of the country.
ACF in Ivory Coast:
Action Against Hunger started to work in Côte d’Ivoire in the 90s to bring about humanitarian assistance to Liberian refugees fleeing civil war. The mission end up end of 90s.
From 2002 to 2005, AAH set up nutrition and food security programs in the Center-West part of the country following violences in Bouaké and Man. Since 2005, AAH intervenes also in the North providing access to water and sanitation to the population of Korhogo and Odienne, food security (Korhogo) and nutrition (Odienne, Tengrale, Korhogo).
From 2008 to 2010, AAH also provided clean water and sanitation to vulnerables in San Pedro district. Today, nutritional programs continue in the Korhogo region.
Since January 2011, AAH opened up a base in Man and in Abidjan following Cholera epidemic in the capital. At the same time, AAH set up emergency programs to support victims of post-election conflicts in hosting areas on the axis Man-Mahapleu-Danané-Zouan Hounien and Duékoué camp) and then all along the Liberian border (Danané-Zouan Hounien-Toulépleu).
2012 AAH strategic priorities in Côte d’Ivoire will focus on:
- Preventing malnutrition in vulnerable rural areas,
- Reducing vulnerabilities in highly populated areas,
- Supporting and reinforcing public services and civil society working on tackling malnutrition,
Improving surveillance, humanitarian coordination and emergency rapid response mechanisms.