Malawi - Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Mitigate the Effects of the 2015/2016 Drought

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Apr 2016
Signature Date 26 May 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 714,878.04
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present operation concerns the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Mitigate the Effects of the 2015/2016 Drought. This assistance is designed because the scale of prolonged floods overwhelmed the capacity of Government to provide the required food assistance to the 2,833,212 affected people in 2015 and the subsequent effects of the climatic phenomenon "El Nino" have further increased the need for further assistance to the affected households. The present assistance contribute and supplement government's efforts to alleviate the suffering of these affected households through the provision of relief food assistance to help save lives and protect the affected people’s livelihoods. The total revised funding requirement including the additional 32,000 increase and April extension is USD 110,953,031. The Bank Group contribution to the operation is US$ 1,000,000.00. These resources should also be used for Landside Transport, Storage and Handling (LTSH), supervision and auditing. The white maize should be distributed to 280,559 people in Mangochi, Mzimba, Dedza and Blantyre rural districts over a period of one month.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the intervention of the African Development Bank is to meet the urgent and immediate needs of the affected households in the targeted districts.


Final beneficiaries are those that are most vulnerable in the community, including female and child headed households, elderly, disabled and those that cannot sell their labour. The affected population is spread in 25 districts, namely: ChitipaKaronga and Mzimba in the Northern Region; Dedza, Dowa, Kasungu, Lilongwe, MchinjiNkhotakota, Ntcheu and Salima in the Central Region; and Balaka, Blantyre, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, Machinga, Mangochi, Mulanje, Mwanza, Neno, Nsanje, Phalombe, Thyolo and Zomba in the Southern Region.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Government of Malawi
Department of Disaster Management Affairs


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-AA0-029
Last Update 21 Sep 2021


Contact Details

Name KISYOMBE Vinda Highson Lutamyo

Geographic Location

Country Malawi