|Approval Date||26 May 2003|
|Signature Date||04 Jun 2003|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2003|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2004|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||43010|
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).
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.
Special Relief Funds
Mohammed V Foundation
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|