ADDIS ABABA – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) said it has allocated an initial 6 million US dollars fund to assist conflict-affected communities in Amhara regional state.
The UNDP, led by its Resident Representative Turhan Saleh, signed an agreement with the Regional Government that aims to promote rehabilitation, recovery, and reconstruction (RRR) in the region.
“Overall, UNDP has committed USD 6 million for 2022, as the first phase of funding for RRR in Amhara,” the UNDP Ethiopia disclosed following the signing of the agreement on Monday.
The support to Amhara Region has two components, according to the UN agency.
The first component, valued at more than $3,6 million, addresses capacity building of the region, restart of economic activities, support for SGBV survivors, and communities affected by the war, the agency said.
it also said the second component, worth 2.4 million US dollars, is for complementary action on peace building, livelihoods, and economic recovery.
UNDP said it will engage there while also working towards assisting other conflict-affected regions of Northern Ethiopia.
Featured Image Caption: The first component of UNDP’s support to the region also includes in-kind support of 14 vehicles and 165 computers valued at close to $800,000. [Photo UNDP]
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