Angola ▫ Bangladesh ▫
Central African Republic ▫ Chad ▫
Chechnya & Neighbouring Republics RF ▫
Côte D'Ivoire Plus Three ▫
Democratic People's Republic of Korea ▫
Democratic Republic of the Congo ▫
Great Lakes Region and Central Africa ▫
Haiti ▫ Indonesia ▫ Iran ▫
Liberia ▫ Madagascar ▫
territory ▫ Philippines ▫
Sierra Leone ▫
Southern Africa Region ▫
West Africa ▫
EMBARGOED TO THE MEDIA UNTIL TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2003, 1100 HRS NEW YORK TIME
Populations in Guinea's refugee-hosting and war-affected areas near the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia remain vulnerable and in need of aid.
People are suffering worsening poverty in these areas, which have hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees for more than 10 years.
This is mostly due to the volatile security situation linked to the alleged presence of armed militants.
Communities hosting IDPs, also do not benefit adequately from rehabilitation activities within post-crisis recovery programmes due to insufficient resources.
Yet Guinea has provided a safe-haven for refugees fleeing conflict in four of its neighbours, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire.
Based on lessons learned, the country team has decided to focus interventions for the CAP 2004 on the following primary short-term challenges:
In the longer term, the humanitarian community in Guinea will need to foster greater co-ordination with development agencies to ensure that humanitarian aid is delivered in a way that supports self-sufficiency activities and post-crisis programmes.
In addition, building capacity in the area of managing complex emergencies and natural disasters will remain a key priority.
The UN Country Team in Guinea therefore appeals for a total of US$ 38,448,575.