Multinational - Emergency response (Sudan) assistance to populations affected by floods


Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Oct 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 170,015.02
Status Approved

Project General Description

The project is an emergency assistance relief package of $240,000 to fund ongoing humanitarian and emergency relief efforts in areas recently hit by floods in Sudan. Indeed, by the end of September, the Food Security Technical Secretariat reported that heavy rains and flooding had affected more than 860,000 people (over 480,000 of them children) in Sudan. Over 125,000 refugees and internally displaced people are among those affected in that country since the start of the rainy season in July. The states most affected by floods are Khartoum, North Darfur, Blue Nile, West Darfur and Sennar. More than 100 people have reportedly died as a result of the flooding. The funding is part of a multinational emergency response to provide relief to flood victims in the countries where torrential rains have caused rivers to overflow their dykes and banks, disrupting trade routes, damaging crops, killing livestock and submerging houses. The package, from the Bank’s Special Relief Fund, will be used to purchase food items and water, and to cover the implementation costs to be incurred by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Project Objectives

The objective of the proposed Bank Group Emergency Relief Assistance is to contribute to the on-going efforts of the Government and other humanitarian partners to meet the urgent and immediate needs of the vulnerable population and the victims of the current water and food crisis. The main aim of the emergence assistance is to provide food and nutrition support, food-for-asset activities, where feasible. Selected food items will be provided to targeted vulnerable groups of beneficiaries, complementing contributions from other donors.

Beneficiaries

The population of Sudan.

Participating Organization

Funding
Special Relief Funds
Implementing
GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AA0-138
Last Update 22 Nov 2020

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Contact Details

Name WANYAMA Maurice Barasa
Email m.wanyama@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational