Cote d'Ivoire has been in perpetual crisis since the mid-1990s and the situation intensified during the 2011 presidential election.
The Ivoirian 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 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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|Population:||22,400,835 (July 2013 est.)|
|Size:||124,503 sq. mi.; slightly larger than New Mexico|
|People Served:||80,960 (2013 est.)|
Catholic Relief Services has supported Ivory Coast in a number of areas since 2002, including emergency and institutional support and HIV and AIDS prevention. Previous projects distributed non-food items to displaced people, 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, which houses a therapeutic feeding program that was in need of renovations. All activities have been implemented and/or developed by Caritas Cote D'Ivoire with financial or technical support from CRS.