Guinea: Tens of thousands of people granted better access to water in 2016

21 February 2017
Guinea: Tens of thousands of people granted better access to water in 2016

In 2016, the ICRC worked with Guinea's prison authorities on nutrition, medical care and other matters. We continued to focus our efforts on detainee health and nutrition and basic infrastructure renovation programmes, as well as delivering hygiene promotion sessions and carrying out pest control campaigns to prevent and contain disease outbreaks in detention facilities.

We also teamed up with the national water board to bring clean water to more people living in rural areas. Our staff conducted awareness-raising among the police and armed forces on international humanitarian and human rights law. Many of our activities were carried out in tandem with the Red Cross Society of Guinea.

Highlights of our work in Guinea:

1,400 malnourished detainees, 63 prisoners living with tuberculosis or HIV/AIDS, and pregnant and breastfeeding women benefited from our nutritional programme.
570 military personnel learnt about the basic principles of international humanitarian law and the rules of international human rights law applicable to law enforcement operations.
  3,800 detainees in 19 prisons and 16 temporary detention centres were visited.
  41,000 people enjoyed better access to drinking water.
  17,000 consultations were conducted by prison health-care workers with our support.

 

 

Guinée - Faits et Chiffres 2016