WFP Guinea Country Brief, July 2021

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

137.783 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 345,542 cash-based transfers made

USD 10.1 m six months (August 2021- January 2022) net funding requirements

101,220 people assisted in July 2021

Operational Updates

• According to March 2021 Cadre Harmonise results, 418,453 people are food insecure from June-August 2021 (lean season). Despite critical funding gaps, WFP is planning to provide assistance to at least 10,000 households.

• Activities for rice production continue through the RESIGUI project aimed to strengthen the food and nutritional security of the most vulnerable populations in targeted areas. Distribution of specialised nutritious food were provided to 9,248 children aged 6-23 months and 2,371 pregnant and lactating women and girls (PLW/Gs).

• In addition, cash transfers worth USD 345,542 were provided to 1,764 households of smallholder farmers (with 663 women) for their labour in the rehabilitation of agricultural lands in the region of Boké, Guéckédou,
Macenta, Nzérékoré and Kankan. Sensitisation on good nutritional practices is ongoing in all regions targeted.

• Cash transfers of USD 261,024 was provided to 1,599 people (320 households) for their contribution in the ongoing community work, including the development and fencing of 70 ha agricultural land and a rehabilitation of 30 ha of degraded land is ongoing in Kissidougou,
Guéckédou, Mandiana, Kérouané, and Koubia.

• In July, 1,081 children aged 6-59 months and 2,371 pregnant and lactating women and girls in the region of Nzerekore, Boké, Labé, Faranah and Conakry, received treatment for moderate acute malnutrition.

• Under the chronic malnutrition prevention activities, trainings in soap making were also provided to beneficiaries in order to improve their income and hygiene practices.

• Food and nutrition assistance, including super cereal, rice, peas, oil, and salt were provided to 5,130 people living with HIV (PLHIV) and Tuberculosis and their households in Labé, Kissidougou, Faranah and Boké.

• WFP continues managing the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) by transporting equipment and humanitarian personnel to N’zérékoré and Kankan as a support to the Government and partners with a total of 127 passengers and 1,261 light cargo transported in July.