Consolidated Appeal For Guinea

This report outlines the Consolidation Appeal for Guinea 2006. As a result of civil wars in the Mano River Union (MRU) countries, Guinea has hosted nearly one million refugees from Sierra Leone and Liberia for over ten years. It continues to also cope with Guinean Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), following rebel attacks from 2000-2001, as well as with additional refugees from the 2002 conflict in Côte d'Ivoire. The burden on host populations is tremendous. Furthermore, the linking of international assistance to Guinea's compliance with good governance and output-oriented macro-economic reforms has resulted in increasing poverty, high inflation, and the breakdown of social services and infrastructure, including telecommunications and transportation. Today, Guinea's social indicators have become similar to those of countries emerging from a prolonged war.