On November 17, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, which was established through the initiative of the Government of Japan, decided to extend assistance totalling 2,041,178 US dollars (approximately 182 million yen) to a project entitled "Strengthening the Human Security of Rural Communities through Integral Support to their Resilience, Response Capacity and Food Security Situation", which is going to be implemented in the Plurinational State of Bolivia (hereafter Bolivia) by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Bolivia is a disaster prone country affected by climatic phenomenon including the El Niño and the La Niña and climate change, which cause massive damage to housing, infrastructure, agriculture and water and sanitation. This project aims to protect the vulnerable including the indigenous population from problems caused by climatic phenomenon and enhance local capacities to cope with threats. The activities will include the following:
-- Recovering the livelihoods of the targeted families and preventing and mitigating future economic and social losses.
-- Assuring food security and income generation.
-- Improving hygiene practices and access to safe water and sanitation while improving the nutritional and health status of children and mothers.
This project is expected to promote the human security of the vulnerable population affected by natural disasters in Bolivia.
(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)