Assistance for "Integrated Community Rehabilitation and Income Generating Activities for War Affected Populations and Hosting Communities in the Republic of Guinea"

August 16, 2004

  1. On August 16 (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 1,030,932.36 US dollars (approximately 112 million yen) through the Trust Fund for Human Security for the program "Integrated Community Rehabilitation and Income Generating Activities for War Affected Populations and Hosting Communities in the Districts of Forécariah and Kindia" to be implemented in the Republic of Guinea by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  2. This program aims to support the communities in the districts of Forécariah and Kindia in the Republic of Guinea, the host country of nearly 500,000 refugees form Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire and 320,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), by extending assistance through activities in the fields of basic social services, income generation, agricultural production, rural infrastructure and HIV/AIDS.

  3. This project is expected to stabilize the communities hosting a great number of refugees and IDPs in the Republic of Guinea by improving their basic infrastructure.

(Note)
Japan established the Trust Fund for Human Security in the United Nations Secretariat in March 1999, with total contributions of 25.9 billion yen (approximately US$227 million) up to the present. The Trust Fund has assisted numerous projects of UN agencies that address various threats to human life, livelihood and dignity, from the perspective of Human Security.

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