WFP Guinea Country Brief, December 2020

Situation Report
Originally published


Operational Updates

• The project to assist vulnerable households affected by the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 in collaboration with the National Agency for Economic and Social Inclusion (ANIES) resumed at the end of December, after temporary interruption in November due to post-electoral tensions. The project benefits 2,460 households (12,300 persons) in Conakry. with 123 mt of rice and 37 mt of vegetable oil.

• The Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) project was finalized at the end of December. Overall, 446 households (2,230 beneficiaries) in Boké and 295 households (1,475 beneficiaries) in Kankan were reached with 89 mt and 59 mt of rice respectively.
School feeding • As schools reopened on 1 December, WFP is planning to resume school feeding activities for the first semester: 1,766 mt of food (rice, salt, peas and specialized nutritious foods) were distributed to 1,213 schools (98 percent distribution rate).

• Newly confirmed contributions will allow WFP Guinea, to reach 2,200 young students over the entire school year in rural areas of Guinea. Nonetheless, funding gaps persist and USD 2.4 million is urgently required to support 152,000 primary and preschool children (49 percent girls) in 1,216 schools for the next six months.
Food assistance for assets

• Under the integrated RESIGUI project through which WFP supports food insecure people with crisis response, nutrition, recovery and resilience strengthening interventions, 5,035 beneficiaries (1,007 households) in N’zérékoré received cash-based transfers, totalling GNF 906,300,000 (USD 93,264).
Moreover, 8,737 participants (including 5,440 women) took part in cooking demonstrations based on local products, while the resilience phase of the RESIGUI project started in Kankan, with a participative community planning to support 10,000 households in horticulture and rice farming. Training on agriculture good practices, access to markets and basic accounting and bookkeeping will also be provided.