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UN mission in Kosovo rebuilds more than 2,700 houses

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APRIL 3 -- The UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has rebuilt 2,767 houses at a cost of $ 9 million in Kosovo since August last year.
Announcing this today, a UNMIK spokesperson said the house-rebuilding programme benefited more than 29,1000 people in three regions, Mitrovica, Peje and Pristina.
The government of Japan donated $5.8 million and France 20 million French francs ($2.92 million) for the reconstruction programme, which utilized materials procured internationally by the UN Office for Project Services and locally through local vendors. Provision of cash directly to the beneficiaries was another mechanism adopted to implement the programme.

The implementing partners of the programme included the Japanese non-governmental organization, ADRA, and the Cellule d'Urgence of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Regional Administrators also relied on a number of UN volunteers.