Assistance for "Inter-Agency Programme on the Sustainable Rehabilitation of War Victims in Burundi" Project

August 31, 2006

  1. On the 31st of August (Thursday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 2,182,491.34 US dollars (approximately 246.62 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled "Inter-Agency Programme on the Sustainable Rehabilitation of War Victims in Burundi" that will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Fund for Woman (UNIFEM) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the Republic of Burundi.
  2. More than ten years of conflict in Burundi caused approximately 140 thousand internally displaced persons, 330 thousand refugees and a loss of 300 thousand human lives. This project aims at realizing sustainable rehabilitation of war victims by assisting people to the recovery of their dignity and access to improved lives. The following activities will be implemented;
    • Improving living conditions of the population of the Muramvya commune through supplying drinking water, the schooling of the children and the support with food safety with income generating activities;
    • Improving access and continuity of quality primary health care by obtaining the active community participation in the management of the health care facilities and sanitary services;
    • Provide vocational training and training in reading and writing;
    • Training the trainers in peace education and organize workshops on peace and reconciliation;
    • Improving environmental hygiene through the support to the construction of improved latrines by household members;
    • Strengthening the economic capacity of the returnee and displaced women.
  3. This project is expected to contribute to peace building and national reconciliation in Burundi and to provide the foundations for a better future for the victimized populations.


The Trust Fund for Human Security was established in the United Nations Secretariat in March 1999 at the initiative of the Government of Japan. Since then, total contributions have reached approximately 31.5 billion yen (US$ 279.7 million). The Trust Fund has supported more than 160 projects from UN agencies, each one addressing various threats to human life, livelihood and dignity, from the perspective of human security.


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