Children, young people and staff from SOS Children's Village Abidjan have been evacuated to our other SOS Village in Côte d’Ivoire, in Aboisso, where the situation is much calmer. They will stay here until it is completely safe for them to return. Many people have died in post-election violence, and the rising violence raises concerns that the West African country could slip back into full-scale civil war. In 2002-03 fighting split the Ivory Coast between its north and south. It is feared that if the conflict restarted it would also destabilise fragile neighbouring countries such as Liberia.
SOS Children have been working in Côte d’Ivoire since 1969. At present there are two SOS Children's Villages in the country, two SOS Youth Homes, two SOS Nurseries, two SOS Schools, two SOS Social Centres and one SOS Medical Centre.Watch a video from SOS Children's Village Abbobo-Gare