IVORY COAST & LIBERIA
Background & Program Information
A violent post-electoral conflict erupted following the 2010 presidential elections in the West African nation of Ivory Coast, displacing a large number of Ivorians inside the country as internally displaced persons (IDPs) and causing others to flee to surrounding countries. The spillover effects of this conflict were notably felt in Liberia, where IEDA Relief began assisting Ivorian refugees in January 2012. A variety of services was offered to Ivorian refugees both inside and outside camps.
In July 2012, IEDA Relief expanded its efforts to begin assisting IDP victims of the post-electoral crisis in Ivory Coast. As part of its mission, IEDA Relief signed a Field-Level Agreement with the World Food Program (WFP) to implement a food security program in the Duékoué region of west Ivory Coast. In January 2013, IEDA Relief began a gradual transition of its camp activities towards Food for Work and Food for Training programs. IEDA Relief’s programs in Ivory Coast and Liberia were officially concluded as of December 2013.
For more information about IEDA Relief’s experience in Ivory Coast and Liberia, or to inquire about potential opportunities for future programs in these countries, please visit the Partnership page or contact: