Assistance to Displaced Populations in West Africa - UNHCR 2010 (en)

While many countries in West Africa are in post-conflict recovery stages, there remain some 175,000 refugees and over 680,000 internally displaced persons in the region. Fragile political situations, difficult socio-economic conditions and limited access to land are ongoing challenges to their return, resettlement and reintegration. Until these challenges are addressed and lasting solutions are found, the majority of those displaced still require assistance and protection by humanitarian agencies. CIDA's contribution is supporting the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide protection and assistance to refugees and displaced persons (IDPs) in 14 West African countries. Activities include providing return packages to support the return of refugees to their places of origin; providing basic assistance such as safe water and health services to particularly vulnerable refugees; supporting livelihoods to help refugees become self-reliant, including through assistance to grow food; and finding solutions for unaccompanied minors and establishing monitoring mechanisms for children's security.

Numéro du projet
Statut de l'activité
3 - Completion
Type d'aide
B03 - Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)


Agence canadienne de développement international
Canadian International Development Agency
HCR - Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Chiffres clés

Classification Functional

0% Mappable
100.0% Mappable

Economic classification

0.0% Capital
100.0% Current

Disbursements by fiscal year

Fiscal year Value

Commitments by fiscal year

Fiscal year Value
2010 639952.8

CRS code % Common Code Budget classification (upper) Budget classification (lower)
Material relief assistance and services (72010) 100.0 Not mappable

Material relief assistance and services (72010)

Amended: previously not mappable
100.0 Social Protection, Land Housing and Community Amenities – emergency relief (5.4.10) Protection sociale, assistance et solidarité (65)