In January 2016, Ambassador Dr. Youness sent humanitarian aid to the people in need in Ivory Coast. This initiative was made upon several testimonies from Lebanese expatriates on the poor living conditions of the people of Abidjan.
The aid consisted mainly of food rations, clothes and gifts to the children.
As recognition for her personal efforts, she was rewarded with a ‘thank you’ trophy and was chosen ‘Women of Year 2015’.
Again in March 2017, Ambassador Dr. Youness sent humanitarian aid to Abidjan.
This year the aid consisted of food rations, clothes, toys and school supplies for children. Having been told of the extreme heat in hospital rooms and that no fans nor air-conditioning systems were available, Ambassador Dr. Youness had fans set up in some rooms at the hospital of CHI - Chu Treichville pediatric center - section of the children with cancer.
Food rations were distributed at the SOS children village in Abobo and at the hospital of CHI - Chu Treichville pediatric center, in the presence of the Deputy Mr. Miezan Felix Anoble.