Cote d'Ivoire

Country Info

CARE International began work in Côte d’Ivoire in 2000. We assist those people displaced by the civil unrest, who lack food and potable water in some regions, and face serious health issues in regions where formal health systems have essentially crumbled. We concentrate on regions deprived of basic public services with projects throughout the country in urban sanitation, rehabilitation, and social cohesion.

 

Our Work in Cote d'Ivoire

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

HIV & AIDS

Poverty is both a cause and consequence of HIV and AIDS.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from West AfricaCote d'IvoireMali

Ebola: CARE responds to prevent spread across borders in West Africa

Our Vision

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

Ebola: CARE responds to prevent spread across borders in West Africa

ATLANTA (Nov. 25, 2014) - As efforts continue to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, CARE is escalating its response to help prevent the spread of the virus across borders into Ivory Coast and Mali.

With new cases being reported in Mali, CARE is working with the government and other agencies to halt the spread of Ebola through education, awareness and hygiene promotion in vulnerable communities throughout the country. The goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of Ebola symptoms, how to report and seek treatment and to promote...

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Ivory Coast: Stopping Ebola at the Borders

Adjoua Martine Konan had heard people in this cocoa-farming region of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) talk about the Ebola outbreak that was ravaging neighboring Liberia and Guinea. But Konan didn’t think the outbreak was real. “I thought it was just a rumor,” she said, “created by Westerners to stop us from eating bush meat.”

Her community, like many here in western Cote d’Ivoire, has long depended on bush meat, including small rodents, as a source of vital protein. So it was hard to accept what health experts were saying: the handling and consumption of Ebola-infected bush meat can...

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Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide: CARE's Program Evidence

Stategies, Results and Impacts of Evaluations 2011 - 2013

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Confessions of a CARE Dad

Balla Sidibé, Country Director for CARE Côte d’Iviore, weighs in on his personal experiences managing workload and fatherhood.

How have you been able to balance your roles as father and Country Director? They are complementary. It’s challenging to be a new CD. When I leave the office and go home, I can play with my children and do simple things outside of my normal work day. I also have a nanny and when I travel, my mother or my mother-in-law comes to visit so that someone is with the children.

You and your wife made the decision together for your...

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CARE 2012 Annual Report Facts & Figures

Child Marriage: Questions and Answers

Program Brief | CARE’s Commitment to Ending Gender-Based Violence

These Are Our Sisters

Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.

This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.

It doesn't have to be this way. Women and men...

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Child Poverty

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