Comores - Aide humanitaire d’urgence aux populations victimes des inondations


Project Summary

Approval Date 24 May 2012
Signature Date 23 Sep 2012
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2013
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 651,856.49
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the emergency humanitarian assistance to flood victims. This operation is designed because of the severe flooding caused by the torrential rains that fell on the Comoros during April 2012 on three islands of the archipelago (Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli Island). In fact, about 57,232 people were affected, 1,800 homes were destroyed and more than 14,400 people were displaced. In addition, the floods have caused major destruction of the water supply network, leaving the population without drinking water and exposing them to all the risks associated with waterborne diseases. In view of the scale of the disaster and its consequences, the Government requested international assistance and the donor community, including the African Development Bank, to support it in its efforts to restore the situation very quickly. The Bank's intervention should ultimately provide 7,100 households with food products (rice, sugar, oil, canned sardines) over a period of one month. The Bank's donation should also be used to purchase school kits for 20,480 schoolchildren but also teaching kits for teachers in 560 classes. Finally, the Bank's resources should be used for the purchase of 10,796 impregnated mosquito nets to protect the affected populations from malaria.

Project Objectives

The main objective of emergency humanitarian aid is to contribute to the efforts of the Comorian Government and the International Community by providing immediate and medium-term assistance to the affected families. This operation aims specifically to: (i) provide food rations to 7,100 directly affected households; (ii) ensure the prevention of epidemics, particularly those related to waterborne diseases and the resurgence of malaria; and (iii) ensure continuity of education for affected children.

Beneficiaries

The aid aims to target the individuals, households and populations most affected by the floods.

Participating Organization

Funding
Special Relief Funds
Implementing
Red Crescent

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-KM-AA0-006
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name KOUASSI Akoupo Donatien
Email d.a.kouassi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Comoros