Côte d'Ivoire

Training of Teachers (ToT) Côte d'Ivoire peace and reconciliation workshop participants with Bishop Maurice Konan. Photo by Thomas Awiapo/CRS

Training of Teachers (ToT) Côte d'Ivoire peace and reconciliation workshop participants with Bishop Maurice Konan. Photo by Thomas Awiapo/CRS

Côte d'Ivoire has been in perpetual crisis since the mid-1990s, and the situation intensified during the 2011 presidential election. The Ivorian Catholic Conference of Bishops remained divided on the issues until January 2013, when they offered apologies through a pastoral declaration overviewing the situation in the country and promoting peace and national reconciliation. In response to the ongoing conflict, Catholic Relief Services is working with Caritas of Côte d'Ivoire with technical assistance from the Africa Working Group for Justice and Peace to support a 3-year peace and reconciliation project with the goal of restoring peace and social cohesion among Ivorians.

In response to the ongoing conflict, Catholic Relief Services is working with Caritas of Cote d'Ivoire with technical assistance from the Africa Working Group for Justice and Peace to support a 3 year Peace and Reconciliation project with the goal of restoring peace and social cohesion among Ivoirians.

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Stats

Population:22,848,945 (July 2014 est)
Size:124,503 sq. mi.; slightly larger than New Mexico
People Served:80,960 (2013 est.)

History

CRS has supported Côte d'Ivoire in a number of sectoral areas since 2002, including emergency and institutional support and HIV and AIDS prevention. Previous interventions distributed non-food items to displaced persons, funded travel to workshops, supported technical assistance for the operational planning and implementation of urban vouchers, and linked a donor to the Mie N'Gou center, a building housing a therapeutic feeding program that was in need of renovations. All activities have been implemented and/or developed by Caritas Côte d'Ivoire with financial or technical support from CRS.

Partners

Caritas Côte d'Ivoire

Programs

Peacebuilding


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