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Political turmoil, including a civil war that erupted in 2002 and the violent conflicts following the elections of 2011 have continued to damage the Ivory Coast’s economy, increasing poverty rates in the country significantly.

The Ivory Coast is rich in natural resources such as coffee and cocoa, but the people’s dependency on exportation makes them especially vulnerable to the fluctuation in market prices for those goods on the world market.

As a result of increasing poverty, poor Ivoirians face enormous difficulties in accessing basic social services such as education and health care. Health care is crucial to well-being in a country with one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in West Africa. But as one of the 20 poorest countries in the world, the Ivory Coast faces serious obstacles to addressing the multitude of needs of its people.

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Ivory Coast Relief

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Violence broke out in the Ivory Coast in November 2010 following tense presidential elections.The situation has grown more complex as the conflict ignited longstanding ethnic disputes and significantly increased abusive attacks on foreign migrant workers. continue reading »

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Vital Stats

Population: 21,504,162
Infant Mortality Rate: 64.78/1,000
Life Expectancy: 56.78 years
Major Diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever, malaria and yellow fever, schistosomiasis, rabies
Religions: Muslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7%
Literacy Rate: 48.7% %
Unemployment Rate: n/a %
Poverty Rate: 42% %
Natural Hazards: coast has heavy surf and no natural harbors; during the rainy season torrential flooding is possible