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Guinea-Bissau: Falling through the assistance cracks?

Date Published: 
10/22/2009
Summary: 

The International Committee of the Red Cross might seem out of place running agricultural diversification projects in northern Guinea-Bissau, given its mandate to help people in times of conflict and violence. (..) Guinea-Bissau ranks 173rd of 182 countries in the UN human development index. Roughly one-fifth of the northern provinces’ inhabitants are moderately malnourished, according to 2006 government statistics, confirmed by the World Food Programme (WFP).