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In India, ICCo earlier had a pan India presence, covering 20 states. However, with the shift in its operational strategy, ICCo’s has also shifted its geographical focus to the eastern and north-eastern states of India

ICCo now focuses on the eastern and north-eastern states of Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. These states exhibit low human development indicators, high poverty rate and high concentration of marginalised populations. Marginalised communities, women and people with disability are found in large numbers among the poor population of these states, and rank low on economic and social indicators. Scheduled tribe-dominated districts are among the worst off in terms of supply of services and outcomes such as infant mortality and malnutrition.

ICCo also works in the southern states of India through Kerk in Actie, which has been running the Children at Risk (CAR) program for a long period.