18 October 2013: In August and September, the Siguiri, Kankan and Macenta prefectures in Guinea experienced severe flooding. The floods have caused huge damage to food stocks. For a country that is already fighting high malnutrition rates, the floods are a life-threatening disaster.
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of US$1,097,986 to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) for emergency interventions.
With an allocation of $571,917, UNICEF will provide life-saving food assistance to vulnerable children under age 5.
IOM has received $526,069 to provide shelter and non-food items, including blankets, sleeping mats, soap, kitchen utensils and clothing.
The allocations are expected to help 80,090 people.