Tanzania - Humanitarian Emergency Assistance to the 2006 Drought-Affected Communities

Project Summary

Approval Date 12 May 2006
Signature Date 26 Jul 2006
Planned Completion Date 30 Oct 2007
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2007
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 325,928.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project is a US$500,000 emergency relief operation for communities affected by 2006 drought and armyworm inversion in Tanzania. Relief assistance will be specifically targeted to the regions that have been hardest hit by the drought and armyworms through food distribution to households and vulnerable groups with poor crop production as a result of insufficient rainfall and destruction of the crop by the armyworms. It will also help households with no food at all and those with no other sources of income (remittances, wage labour, etc.) to purchase food and other basic needs.

Project Objectives

The objective of the proposed Bank emergency humanitarian relief assistance is to contribute to the alleviation of the suffering caused to people as a result of the drought and the armyworms inversion in Tanzania.


Relief food assistance will target vulnerable individuals and households, including school children, with the primary objective of saving lives and preserving livelihoods. This includes vulnerable groups such as widows, orphans, female- and elderly-headed households without visible means of support.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Office of the Prime Minister


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-AAZ-003
Last Update 12 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of