Ivory Coast

Don’t Forget them Association

Don’t Forget Them Association use sport and especially football to reintegrate homeless or formerly homeless adults, street children, and youth; people displaced by war; prisoners; and other groups of people in difficult situations. Football is used to help them out of the streets, and also to improve lives of prisoners who might otherwise lose their focus and motivation.

Participants

Male and female street youth, homeless or formerly homeless people, people displaced by war, people in economic difficulty, and prisoners and ex-prisoners

Locations

Abidjan, Koumassi, Port-bouet, Marcory and Treichville, Abobo, and Yopougon

Homelessness Statistics

68%
Of the population live in slums (Urban Habitat, 2014)
42.7%
Of the population live below the poverty line (World Bank, 2015)

Civil war has pushed the country into extreme poverty, and currently 42.7% of the population live below the poverty line (World Bank, 2015).Up to a million people were displaced as a result of the post-election violence in 2010 and socio-political insecurity presents a constant threat that can lead to homelessness (United Nations, 2011).