Aide humanitaire d’urgence aux victimes des inondations de novembre 2002

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 May 2003
Signature Date 04 Jun 2003
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2004
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2003
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Commitment U.A 325,928.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present operation is designed following the damage caused by the excessive rains that hit the regions of Mohammedia, Settat and Berrechid during the month of November 2002. The record of these floods that hit Morocco is heavy both materially and humanly. Despite the surprise effect inherent in natural disasters, the Government, with the support of the national and international community, has made great efforts to assist the affected populations. The present intervention is therefore initiated to support the Government in its assistance to the populations affected by the phenomenon. In line with the needs of the affected populations as identified in the field through a participatory approach, the assistance of the African Development Bank mainly consists of financing: (i) foodstuffs (flour, sugar, oil, tea, etc.), (ii) clothing (clothing and blankets), essential medicines (anti-diarrhea, acute respiratory infections and dietary supplements), equipment and agricultural inputs, livestock and civil protection equipment (generators, water tanks, motor pumps).

Project Objectives

The present emergency humanitarian aid is intended to support the action of the Government and local authorities to rescue the victims of the November 2002 floods, particularly in the localities of Mohamedia and Settat. Specifically, Bank assistance has a triple purpose. Firstly, it contributes to meeting the basic needs (food, health and clothing) of the affected populations, especially for the 341 families most affected by the floods in the two aforementioned locations whose precarious situation should last at least another year, if we stick to the plan of relocation of the victims. Secondly, the Bank's assistance is used to partially restore the means of production (livestock, tools and agricultural inputs) of the 141 families most affected in the rural region of Settat. Finally, the aid helps to strengthen the equipment of the Directorate of Civil Protection in rapid intervention materials, necessary for the effective supervision of the affected populations.


The main beneficiaries of the intervention are the 341 families most affected by the floods in Mohamedia (in the Greater Casablanca Region) and in Settat (in the Chaouia-Ouardigha Region), two localities located in North West Morocco and crossed by wadis with cyclic floods. These beneficiaries, estimated at about 2,000 people - including men, women and children - are among the poorest strata of Mohamedia and Settat whose unemployment rates are estimated at 25% and 21% respectively.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Mohammed V Foundation


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-I00-003
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name MURARA Justin

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
33.0833 -7.41667 Settat
33.6861 -7.38298 Mohammedia