Djibouti - Emergency aid for the rehabilitation of water infrastructures damaged by the April 2021 floods

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Dec 2021
Signature Date 24 Mar 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 297,552.63
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project concerns emergency aid to the Republic of Djibouti, which experienced heavy rains on 26 April 2021, causing flash flooding throughout the country. The floods caused severe damage to asphalt roads (Djibouti city, Arta, Ali-Sabieh and Dikhil regions). The damage caused by the bad weather due to the floods was significant for the Djiboutian economy and was evaluated at 361.934 million FDJ (approximately 2.044 million USD). The emergency operation involves a grant of four hundred thousand US dollars (US$ 400,000) to the Republic of Djibouti from the Bank's Special Relief Fund. The Bank's support, through this grant, will provide immediate assistance for the rehabilitation of water infrastructure damaged by the floods.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the Bank's emergency humanitarian assistance is to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Djibouti and other partners, both national and international, by providing immediate assistance for the rehabilitation of water infrastructure damaged by the floods. The Bank's contribution is specifically aimed at providing support to the agricultural sector, including the rehabilitation of water infrastructure damaged by the floods. It will make it possible to rehabilitate 50 wells, purchase 25 motor pumps and 51 submersible pumps for agro-pastoralists.


The main beneficiaries are farming households in Djibouti city, Arta, Ali-Sabieh and Dikhil regions. The emergency operation will enable the upgrading of water infrastructures in order to facilitate access to drinking water for the beneficiary populations and to prevent the risks of water-borne diseases.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
United Nations Development Program


IATI identifier 46002-P-DJ-AA0-007
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Djibouti
Coordinates Location Name
11.58901 43.14503 Djibouti
11.1558 42.7125 Ali Sabieh
11.5 42.16667 Dikhil
11.5222 42.8419 Arta