Swaziland - Emergency Humanitarian Relief Assistance to drought affected populations

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Jun 2016
Signature Date 14 Oct 2016
Planned Completion Date 28 Feb 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 743,864.97
Status Completion

Project General Description

Emergency Humanitarian Relief Assistance to drought affected populations has been initiated in response to the increased and severe food insecurity facing the Kingdom of Eswatini. For the relief assistance, the Government of Eswatini through World Food Programme (WFP) proposes to purchase the following food-basket commodities: maize, pulses and oil. Due to urgency of the need, most cost effective procurement options with minimized lead times should be taken into consideration, prioitizing regional purchase. The African Development Bank (ADB)'s Grant should cover the purchase of 1, 062 mt of Maize, 265 mt of pulses and 96 mt of Oil. The total cost of the Bank’s emergency assistance is estimated at US$ 1,000,000. This Emergency assistance has three (03) components: i) procurement of food commodities; ii) Associated costs ( transport, handling, storage and distribution); and 3) WFP administrative fees.

Project Objectives

The objective of the proposed Bank Group Emergency Relief Assistance to the Kingdom of Eswatini is to contribute to the on-going efforts of the Government and other humanitarian partners to save lives and protect livelihoods in the current crisis situation caused by the drought being experienced by the country.


The bénéficiaries are most vulnerable communities.

Participating Organization

Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM)
Special Relief Funds


IATI identifier 46002-P-SZ-A00-003
Last Update 01 Apr 2023


Contact Details

Name Joseph Akrofi COOMPSON
Email j.coompson@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Eswatini
Coordinates Location Name
-27.05 31.4 Shiselweni District
-26.4167 31.75 Lubombo District