UN launches programme to increasing women resilience and protecting children in post-earthquake Albania
09 October 2020
UN Resident Coordinator Fiona McCluney and Swedish Ambassador Elsa Håstad signed a two million-euro programme on child protection and women resilience
The United Nations Resident Coordinator to Albania Fiona McCluney and the Swedish Ambassador Elsa Håstad signed today a two million-euro programme that will support the protection and recovery of children, women and girls affected by November 2019 earthquake. The programe will be implemented by UN Women and UNICEF.
“UN Women will be working on women resilience, supporting women participation in recovery processes while UNICEF will be working on child protection. It is an agreement that contributes to post-earthquake recovery as part of the SDG Acceleration Fund,” said UN Resident Coordinator in Albania, Fiona McCluney.
Sweden is one of the contributors of the UN programmes that are supporting the Albanian Government post-earthquake recovery efforts together with Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
“We are happy to contribute and be a partner with UN in Albania”, said Swedish Ambassador in Albania, Elsa Hastad.
The intervention will focus on some of the most affected communities such as Shijak, Durres, Shkodra, Kruja, Tirana, Kamza, Vora, Kavaja, Rrogozhina, Kurbin, and Mirdita.