The government of Sweden has agreed to provide SEK 8 million (US $773,320) to be channeled through UN agencies as part of Sweden's ongoing support for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Republic of Congo.
Swedish diplomatic sources informed IRIN on Tuesday that SEK 5 million ($483,325) would be channelled through the UN Development Programme (UNDP) for the reintegration of ex-combatants and small-arms collection; that SEK 1 million ($96,665) would be channelled through UNDP for agriculture feeder-road repairs; and that SEK 2 million ($193,330) would be channelled through the UN Children's Fund for a psychological assistance programme for war-affected children.
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