The IRC in Ivory Coast
Political tensions in Ivory Coast once again erupted into war in late 2010, displacing over a million people within the country and across the border into Liberia. The International Rescue Committee has expanded its efforts to meet Ivorians’ urgent needs like clean water, medical care and shelter, and will continue to support them with ongoing services as they recover from the violence and move toward peace.
How We Help
- The IRC provides access to basic health care, clean water and education in the country and across the border in Liberia.
- We transfer leadership and job skills to foster long-term economic stability.
- The IRC empowers women to make personal and economic decisions, reducing sexual violence.
- We support local efforts to monitor and report corruption and human rights abuses.