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Our largest portfolio was in Latin American and the Caribbean, where we supported a wide array of initiatives in all eight of our programme areas. The largest allocation went to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding initiatives that addressed national conflicts as well the high incidence of social violence found in urban areas. Significant work also went towards promoting food security and nutrition amongst marginalized communities in Peru, the Brazilian Amazon, Nicaragua and Guatemala and increasing access to water in remote areas. Our other work included supporting small agricultural producers in Cuba; promoting the economic and political rights of displaced women in Colombia, Afro-descendant women in Brazil and indigenous women in rural Guatemala and Bolivia; and supporting environmental efforts in the Andean region, including the Yasuní initiative in Ecuador.
In the Arab States, the Fund primarily worked on Gender Equality and Women's empowerment. These programmes were active in Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Algeria. Other programmes worked in the areas of Youth, Employment and Migration, Culture and Development and Development and the Private Sector.