Assistance for Internally Displaced and Unsettled Populations in Somalia

August 22, 2003

  1. On August 22 (Fri), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 1,104,860 US dollars through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Humanitarian Programming for Internally Displaced and Unsettled Populations in Somalia" to be implemented by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

  2. The purpose of this project is to address the impacts of conflict and natural disasters in Somalia and respond to the needs of internally displaced and unsettled populations. Activities include provision of emergency vaccinations to affected children, dissemination of health information on cholera and malaria, distribution of insecticide-impregnated mosquito nets, provision of nutritional support to malnourished children in affected areas, and provision of increased access to potable water.

  3. This project is expected to improve the health of internally displaced and unsettled populations and to reduce child and maternal disease and mortality among them.
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