Type of intervention
- Nutrition, health, mental health and Care practices
- Food security and livelihoods
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Places of interventions
- Korhogo (Savannes region)
- Zouan Hounien & Toulepleu
Since the death of Houphouet-Boigny, the father of independence in the early 90s, Ivory Coast was marked by a long period of instability having known coups d'Etat and rebellions against a background of political speeches exacerbating ethnic tensions in a depressed economic environment. The results of the presidential elections of 2010 created a major security and humanitarian crisis in 2011 with huge displacements of populations besides fighting.
In 2012, the security situation improved, but it remained fragile because of repeated sporadic armed attacks against the security forces, persistent communal tensions and exactions or abuses committed by the security forces and their affiliates. In 2012, the government worked out a National Development Program and the government set four ambitious goals for 2015: security and good governance, fair distribution of wealth, access to quality social services for all and safe living environment in a pleasant setting.
These social objectives (the reduction of poverty rates down to 16%, a coverage for drinking water of 80%, sanitation increased by 60%, a reduction in the under-five mortality rate at 50 per thousand live births, decrease in maternal mortality (150 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, etc.) can only be reached thanks to the assistance of the international community and NGOs.
ECHO, UNICEF, WFP, SDC, ACF, Europeaid & DRC
Key figures of the country
- Number of beneficiaries : 315 128
- 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
Further to the emergency response in 2011, the programs implemented in 2012 concerned the support provided for the return of internally displaced people and the restoration of basic services.
In the Nutrition and Health fields, ACF continued its work in the Montagnes and Moyen Cavally regions providing support to the operational functioning of 42 healthcare structures in the districts of Danané, Zouan Hounien and Toulepleu. These structures received increased technical support for the management of severe acute malnutrition in compliance with the national protocol for the management of acute malnutrition. Furthermore, healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, nursing auxiliaries, etc.) were trained by ACF to detect and register acute malnutrition cases, as well as to raise awareness among the populations. Support was also provided to the regional directors of the health sector in terms of training supervision to improve their skills for coordinating and monitoring activities. In addition, ACF support contributed to the implementation of a community-based strategy to ensure regular awareness on malnutrition among the population, the detection and registration of many malnourished children in the area.
In the Savanes area, ACF started the second phase of the FARN program based on a community-based approach regarding the prevention and management of moderate malnutrition through nutritional rehabilitation and a change in dietary behaviours. This program, implemented in 15 communities, aimed to highlight good practices regarding food by consuming local produces.
In the WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) field, within its response to epidemic emergencies and in close cooperation with the health authorities ACF provided an emergency response on two occasions: during the cholera outbreak that affected Abidjan and the other cholera outbreak in the District of South Comoe (on the border between Ghana and Ivory Coast). These responses are based on a multi-sector approach:
- access to safe drinking water, access to sanitation;
- disinfection and distribution of water treatment kits;
- hygiene promotion and healthcare through people that mobilizes and extracurricular advisors trained on the modes of transmission of cholera.
In Food Security and Livelihoods, to reduce the risks of deterioration of the nutritional situation, ACF implemented a huge food security program in the western part of the country (the area of Zouan-Hounien / Bin Houyé). ACF intervention supported:
- The revitalisation of agricultural production for the displaced populations (returning to their homes) facing a potential shortage in their livelihoods; it took the form of support for developing food crop productions to meet food needs. This support consisted in distributing high quality seeds of rainfed rice and bottomlands rice, training and opening to technical processes. Chairman's Report and Activity Report 2012 46
- the economic recovery of vulnerable households, more particularly women with low capacity to recover, thanks to the aid receive for creating market gardening clubs with the aim to generate regular income from the sale of produces on the market. The challenges of these clubs are also learning production, processing and marketing techniques.
- The livelihoods of populations through the distribution of cash and food vouchers so that populations at risk of survival deficit can have access to food in Zouan Hounien, Toulepleu, Bin-Houye and Goulaleu (45,000 people in the western part of the country were victims of major flooding) to make up for the loss of their crops.
In parallel to its operational response, ACF conducted and shared many evaluations (Zouan-Hounien Bin Houyé, Toulepleu, Abidjan, etc.) aiming to increase the understanding of the households situation and make operational recommendations to permanently enhance the resilience to shocks of the populations at risk of food insecurity.
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