Comoros - Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Flood Victims


Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Sep 2009
Signature Date 12 Jul 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Apr 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Commitment U.A 651,856.49
Status Completion

Project General Description

This intervention relates to Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Flood Victims. This operation was designed because of the torrential rains of mid-April to mid-May 2009 caused serious floods in some regions of Comoros. About 560 homes were destroyed, directly affecting an estimated 3,000 persons. Furthermore, the number of cases of malaria and water-borne diseases has doubled in several administrative districts. Given the scale of the disaster and its consequences, the Government requested assistance from its development partners as well as those of donor organizations such as the Bank. The emergency humanitarian assistance should cover two components, namely: (i) multi-facetted health assistance to the population geared toward providing health care; (ii) education of children aged below twelve and distribution of school kits to all affected primary schools; and (iii) procurement of essential food items.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the proposed emergency humanitarian assistance is to respond to the urgent and immediate needs of the country’s flood victims. Specifically, it will entail preventing the escalation of cases of malaria, cholera and other transmissible diseases among flood victims, facilitating the return of children aged below twelve to school and improving the nutritional status of vulnerable groups.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries of the operation are the direct flood victims, notably children and women representing 3000 displaced persons.

Participating Organization

Funding
Special Relief Funds
Implementing
UNCEF COMOROS
Implementing
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) - Comores

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-KM-IB0-001
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name ANDRIANARISATA John C.
Email j.andrianarisata@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Comoros