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Unicef to Rebuild 17 School Facilities in Conflict-affected Regions

Unicef says it has kicked off a project to rebuild severely damaged infrastructure of 17 schools in conflict-affected areas of Tigray and Amhara regions.

The restoration project was launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at Negash Primary School in Tigray a year after the government of Japan granted 8.1 million support to Unicef.

At the event Thursday, Unicef’s Representative in Ethiopia Aboubacar Kampo appreciated the Government of Japan “for this generous contribution.”

Kampo also underscored the hope found amidst the conflict through such initiatives aking a tangible difference in the lives of children, especially in conflict-affected regions.

He said: “Reconstructing schools in conflict-affected regions is crucial for restoring normalcy and providing children with a safe and conducive environment for learning.”

Per the UN agency, the project aims to reconstruct and rehabilitate severely damaged school infrastructures, including Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) facilities, in conflict-affected areas of the two regions.

It Is expected to benefit over 12,000 children and reach out to nearly 48,000 community members with WaSH facilities.

“Such efforts will undoubtedly contribute to a brighter future for children in Tigray, Amhara, and beyond,” said Japan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Shibata Hironori.