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Appui à la Réalisation de la Liste Electorale Permanente Informatisée (PAREL)
Le projet PAREL est une réponse à une demande du Gouvernement béninois en vue d’assister sur les plans techniques et opérationnels, la réalisation de la Liste Electorale Permanente Informatisée pour l’organisation d’élections plus transparentes.

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Media for Reconciliation: Radio and Film supporting demobilisation and reintegration in Rwanda
The project provides the population living in border regions of Rwanda and DRC with practical information on the FDLR demobilisation process and community reintegration of ex-combatants through radio and video screenings and support to local media.

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ISLANDS: Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)

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Increasing knowledge on Reproductive Health and Early Childhood Care and Development
The project builds on the premise that children need stimulation and developmental support from the time of birth. Their development needs to be monitored in order to detect developmental delays and take appropriate preventative and curative action.

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Breaking the silence on girls' and women's rights in Sierra Leone
This project aims at strengthening Civil Society Organisations to become an effective force for the defence of human rights.

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Transforming smallholder agriculture through better commercialisation in Sierra Leone
Initially designed as an emergency response to alleviate the consequences of rising food prices in Sierra Leone, the project was then implemented within the wider framework of the government's major programme on agriculture.

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Science-led innovation protects livestock from the Tsetse fly in Kenya
This project promotes the control of the dreaded Tsetse fly through production of collars containing chemicals that repel the flies. Previously grazing especially near game parks has been a challenge due to Tsetse.

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Development of a management strategy for the Minkebe Forest in Gabon
The project aims at working with all stakeholders (authorities, local communities and logging companies) to allow customary village hunting – only on foot – and within a distance of 15 km from the villages.

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Supporting growth and know how of African microfinance institutions
SMARTRAC is a capacity building program designed for microfinance institutions that wish to improve their skills for managing and monitoring risks and sustainable performance.

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Peace and Security in Africa
The European Union and the African Union (AU) concluded a financing agreement of € 300 million on the African Peace Facility (APF) at the margin of the 12th AU Summit. The peace facility is a major financing instrument of the joint Africa-EU strategy

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Sustaining the forest landscape in south-west Ethiopia
The project seeks to maintain the forested landscape and ensure delivery of environmental services while improving livelihoods. It promotes sustainable forest management through local control, NTFP-development and carbon credit payments.

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POWER: Participation of women for equal representation
Helping to guarantee the respect of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democratic processes in Swazi society by promoting political participation and representation of women in decision-making processes.

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Promoting land and women rights in Red Sea State, Eastern Sudan
The Abuhadia Association, an EC partner, engages in conflict resolution and addresses women's rights in Red Sea State, eastern Sudan. They are particularly active in anti-female genital mutilation awareness raising and promoting female education.

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Soutenir la politique des transports pour relancer l’économie
L’Algérie a choisi de se tourner vers l’économie de marché et d’affronter le libre-échange Europe/Méditerranée. Moderniser les banques, les assurances, le marché financier et les organismes de tutelle est nécessaire pour l'expansion économique.

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Strengthening workers' rights through civil society
A solid system of trade unions, labour rights and standards is important for the social, economic and political development of a country. Enhancing workers' rights in Eritrea through the trade union confederation is the central focus of this project.

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Réhabilitation d'une route pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire au Niger
Grâce au soutien de la Commission Européenne, 119,4 km d'une route internationale du Niger a reçu un entretien. Plus d'un million de personnes bénéficieront de ce projet qui a permis l'augmentation des opportunités d’emploi et de revenus.

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ECOWAS Statistical Development Programme (ECOSTAT)
The Economic Community of West African States Statistical Development Programme is an initiative to coordinate-harmonize the different statistical methods used by Member States. Evaluating compliance with the regional integration criteria is easier.

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Improving food security for households affected by HIV/AIDS in Lesotho
The Food Facility Support Project implemented by the Lesotho Red Cross Society and supported by the European Union and the German Red Cross is aiming at improving food security for households affected by HIV/AIDS and orphans and vulnerable children i

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Improving food security of small cane planters in Mauritius
This project aims at improving the competitiveness of sugarcane small landholders through their effective regrouping, in a bid to ensure the survival of the vulnerable planting community.

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Appui aux populations affectées par l’insécurité alimentaire dans la Région des Savanes au Togo
Le projet vise à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales affectées par la hausse des denrées alimentaires, ainsi que à favoriser la création de mécanismes de résilience permettant de faire face aux chocs externes.

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Augmentation de la production rizicole au Mali
Le Programme appui la politique sectorielle agricole du Mali, plus spécifiquement à la filière riz dans la zone de l’Office du Niger.

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Amélioration des conditions carcérales et réinsertion des personnes détenues à Madagascar
Ce projet vise à améliorer les conditions carcérales en sorte qu'elles respectent les droits de l'homme et à promouvoir des activités de réinsertion sociale des détenus.

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Des restaurants pour bébés à Madagascar
Le programme a mis au point une méthodologie de lutte contre la malnutrition à partir d'un réseau de restaurants pour bébés et de la fabrication locale d'un aliment de complément.

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Contribuer à réduire la pauvreté et l’insécurité alimentaire au Burundi
Le projet contribue à réduire la pauvreté et l’insécurité alimentaire des ménages de 5 communes de la province Muyinga (Burundi).

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Supporting South Africa to address HIV and AIDS at universities
This programme reduces the spread of HIV and AIDS in the higher education and mitigates its impact through panning and capacity development.

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Enhancing Livestock Production (ELP) to support vulnerable populations in Kenya affected by volatile food prices
Managing livestock diseases is of critical importance for Kenya to combat rising levels of poverty in its arid lands, and capitalize on its huge livestock resource.

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Local Initiatives for Solar Electrification in Mauritania - PILES
Through the PILES project, 400 households have received a solar kit providing them with light and 12V power. Two conservation centres and two multifunctional platforms allow villagers to get access to electricity and improve productivity.

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Msamala Sustainable Energy Project in Malawi
The Msamala project seeks to improve access to and use of sustainable energy (solar PV, efficient stoves, solar driers) within the communities, initiate reforestation activities, and collaborate with institutions and communities on energy issues.

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Improving access to energy services in Mozambique
The project aim is to increase access to energy sources in the rural communities through the supply and installation of photovoltaic energy systems. The project targets households, small businesses, schools and health centres.

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Green Health – Back Yard Gardening to increase food production among vulnerable households in Malawi
5 000 people living with HIV-AIDS in the Zomba District, are organised in "positive living" clubs which teach to produce more, diverse and nutritious food, to reduce losses of food to pests and to generate income to help them in periods of need.

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The Gola Rainforest: a new practical model for protected areas in post-conflict Sierra Leone
Regular biodiversity surveys confirm the unique biodiversity value of this rainforest. Illegal activities remain significant threats offering prospects of quick gains to outsiders, whilst depriving local communities from their rights and dues.

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Improving sexual and reproductive health of uprooted communities in Sierra Leone
The project aims to ensure that uprooted men, women and young people are able to realise their sexual and reproductive health rights, through increased access to family planning; capacity building of government health structures and education.

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Better food security by increasing farming production in Sierra Leone
In response to the soaring global food prices experienced in 2008, a consortium of Concern Worldwide, COOPI and OXFAM implemented this project in Tonkolili, Kailahun and Kono districts of Sierra Leone from 2009 to 2011.

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Protected marine areas and fisheries in Sierra Leone
Fisheries are crucial for food security, livelihoods and government revenue in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The project is drawing on community-based surveillance to tackle industrial and local illegal and unsustainable fishing.

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Child survival and development project in Kailahun district in Sierra Leone

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International Women's day 2009
On the occasion of the Women's International Day in 2009, and for the third year running, EuropeAid launched a drawing competition in order to call on the children in third countries to express their vision of women/men

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Up-scaling Access to Integrated Modern Energy Services for Poverty Reduction, Tanzania
This programme, developed from a pilot project, supports development of micro and small enterprises and improved livelihoods through increasing access to decentralised energy systems for electricity and motive power from sustainable energy resources.

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Understanding the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report
The project seeks to improve understanding of climate change risks by policymakers through convening national level science-policy dialogues, creating communication strategies for climate change and conducting regional knowledge assessment.

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Climate change threatening communities in the Lake Victoria region, Tanzania
The action promoted adaptation alternatives in the fishing communities of the Ukerewe District (Lake Victoria). It highlighted sustainability and environmental problems, provided communities with methodologies for changes in water level and quality.

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Building community roles and incentives in ecosystem conservation and management, Tanzania
This project helps ensure key African ecosystems provide lasting conservation and livelihood benefits by strengthening policy and practice and the role of local communities in ecosystem management.

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Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights
Affordable HIV/AIDS care and support is provided to towns and villages in the four Indian states mostly affected by the disease. The project tackles stigma at a local level and helps to sustain a non-discriminatory schooling environment for children.

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Promotion de l'entrepreneuriat local chez les jeunes: un partenariat État et Société civile
Le projet vise à répondre à une rélle nécessité de lutter contre le chômage dans les localités de Paúl et de Sao-Vicente à travers la promotion de l'accès à l'emploi et de l'entrepreneuriat.

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Programme de Soutien aux Initiatives Culturelles Décentralisées (PSICD)
L'objectif global du PSICD est une meilleure prise en charge du développement culturel dans sa double dimension: le développement des différents domaines des arts et de la culture considérés comme filières et le développement culturel local.

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Combatting AIDS in Burkina Faso
Until 2002, Burkina Faso didn’t have an efficient program to prevent the AIDS transmission from mother to child. Thanks to the pilot project funded by the EC, 15 000 women have received advisory sessions and anti retroviral drugs are now available

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Women against rape
Women Against Rape provides support to women who are survivors of rape and other forms of violence. Counselling forms the backbone of their activities. They also provide legal support, rehabilitate perpetrators and raise awareness through education.

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5th Micro-projects Programme, Ghana
Between 2000 and 2005 a total of about 1950 micro-projects were carried out in Ghana with EU funding. Improving living standards among mainly poor rural communities with particular emphasis on women and children was the main aim.

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Combating HIV & AIDS in Malawi and Mozambique
Corridors between Malawi and Mozambique are an alarming focal point of HIV infection. Local village populations, truckers and sex workers moving along the two passages are mainly affected. APLLE aims to help combat the spread of the disease.

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Melon Fruit Fly Eradication Programme
The accidental introduction of the melon fly into Seychelles caused production losses of up to 60%, as the pest attacked at least 125 species of fruit and vegetables. To restore profitability of production the fly had to be suppressed and eradicated.

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Cato Manor Development Programme (CMDP)
Cato Manor is a vibrant makeshift and growing community of 150,000 people that thrived for half a century in the shadow of a city that excluded them. The CDMP redresses past wrongs through provision of housing, infrastructure and employment access.

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South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
To address past social inequalities and stimulate economic development, the South African government established a national Qualifications Authority (SAQA). With EU assistance SAQA is transforming the country's education system.

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Caribbean

Access to financial services in rural and remotes areas in African, Pacific and Caribbean countries
SIDI, Alterfin (both microfinance support institutions) and MAIN, an African regional network, have teamed up to provide an answer to those issues through an ambitious and comprehensive project.

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Poverty Reduction Programme in Jamaica
In 2004, Hurricane Ivan ravaged Jamaica, causing extensive damage. A lack of access to basic quality infrastructure and a widespread feeling of helplessness currently exist among the poor communities. This project aims to respond to their needs.

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Establishing community cooperatives for electricity services in the Dominican Republic
The project focuses on the creation of community cooperatives in order to improve the governance of the electricity distribution company EDE Este. This is expected to be a key driver for the development of the area and consequently reducing poverty

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Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights
Affordable HIV/AIDS care and support is provided to towns and villages in the four Indian states mostly affected by the disease. The project tackles stigma at a local level and helps to sustain a non-discriminatory schooling environment for children.

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Green Screen
Education and information platforms dedicated to environmental or sustainability issues are limited in Trinidad and Tobago. Sustain T&T used the entertainment medium of film to provide a platform to increase awareness of environmental issues

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Micro realisations 2
The communities along the border between the Dominican Republicand Haiti are amongst the poorest, most vulnerable and isolated in the country. Stimulating sustainable development in this politically sensitive region is essential.

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Strengthening First-Line Health Providers Capacity through Mutual Cooperation in Burundi, Haïti and Guinea
From the 640.000 people infected with AIDS in all these three countries, only less than 11.000 can have access to treatment. This project has improved access to health services and helped to increase awareness of patient's rights.

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Poverty Reduction Programme in Jamaica - PRP-II
PRP-II focuses on direct and concrete support to the residents living in volatile communities. The programme promotes community based projects where the communities decide what their needs are and put a project together.

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A safe place to call home
Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago in partnership with the European Union hosted a Construction Conference to school local contractors, builders and volunteers on the tools and techniques for building safe yet affordable homes.

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Restructuring the sugar industry of Trinidad and Tobago
The programme aims at diversifying the former sugar sector while maintaining social and environmental stability in the former sugar dependent areas.

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Linking communities, improving communication and access to farm lands, market and schools in Guyana
Moruca is an isolated indigenous community in Western Guyana located among marsh forest and swamp savannahs. Construction of a bridge and two access dams has improved livelihoods through better access to markets and between communities.

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Prison reform
Under the old prison system corruption, violence, and an almost complete lack of rehabilitation were common. The reforms aim to create a modern system that respects human rights and promotes the productive reinsertion of former prisoners into society.

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Increasing the sustainability of the energy sector in the Caribbean
The project seeks to promote a transition away from a dependency on imported fossil fuels and toward the use of sustainable energy technologies as a means of achieving poverty alleviation and security for the Caribbean

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Improving Haiti's natural resources and water management, diversification of agriculture and aquaculture
This project aims to increase and diversify agriculture and agro-forestry combined with improved natural resources and water management and aquaculture. It also seeks to build the capacity of decentralized agriculture service and local organizations.

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Empowering parents to manage at-risk youth
Crime is a serious problem in Trinidad and Tobago, particularly among young people. The Emancipation Support Committee held a parenting skills workshop for parents, caregivers and institutions in the country’s most crime ridden areas to give them th

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Reducing the vulnerability to floods and hurricanes in Caribbean countries
The Caribbean Basin Radar Network will provide weather surveillance and warning and reduce vulnerability to natural disaster, particularly floods and hurricanes.

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Improving forest management and livelihoods of the rural poor in the insular Caribbean
The overall objective is to maximise the contribution of sustainable forest management to the rural poor in the insular Caribbean by building capacity for institutional arrangements, which optimise the socio-economic contribution of forest resources.

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SABAMAR
Many of the households living in the slums along the Ozama and Haina rivers are beneath the poverty line. Through improved living conditions, with a particular emphasis on social and environmental hygiene, poverty reduction is this project's main

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Pacific

Conservation of the Bismarck and Solomon Seas
The Bismarck and Solomon Seas region covers 2000 km of coastline in New Guinea and a string of islands from the Bismarck archipelago to the Solomon Islands. It is of international, national and local significance in terms of marine biodiversity.

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Fiji School of Medicine Human Resource Development Programme
The shortage of doctors and medical personnel throughout the Pacific ACP region has reached critical levels; therefore it is essential that the provision of vocational training in the health sector be improved.

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Strengthening consumer rights in Fiji through advocacy and enforcement of consumer protection Laws

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Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights
Affordable HIV/AIDS care and support is provided to towns and villages in the four Indian states mostly affected by the disease. The project tackles stigma at a local level and helps to sustain a non-discriminatory schooling environment for children.

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Integrating Climate Change adaptation into development strategies of Solomon Islands
SICAP builds resilience to adapt to CC and natural disasters, provides Government with the budgetary leverage to harmonise and co-ordinate relevant actors. Particlular emphasis is on the reduction of vulnerability of most exposed communities.

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Engaging People through Popular Culture to Increase Stability and Dialogue in Timor-Leste
The first soap opera produced in Timor-Leste has been used as a medium for addressing the social issues causing instability which led to and resulted from the civil unrest of 2006. The project promotes stability and dialogue in communities.

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Strengthening the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) implementation in Asia Pacific
Strenghtening the knowledge on and abilities to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in countries particularly at risk of adverse climate change effects.

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Sustainable Management of Globally Important Sites for Biodiversity in the Pacific
Sites of global biodiversity importance (important bird areas) were identified though field research. The sustainable management of the sites was promoted by local NGO partners in Fiji, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Palau.

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Support to the energy sector in Niue
As a small Pacific island country, Niue is highly dependent on the import of fossil fuels products. The EU-funded REP programme "Support to the Energy Sector in Niue" aims to reduce this dependency using renewable energy sources.

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Helping people take their destiny in their hands in remote islands in Vanuatu
The project focuses on the inclusion of population from remote islands and of women into mainstream development. Another endeavour is to strengthen the civil society and encourage it to engage with public policy dialogue.

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Sustainable crop production and management in Timor-Leste
The SECURE Programme aims to increase food security and incomes for vulnerable communities in Ainaro and Manufahi Districts of Timor-Leste.

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