Zambia - Humanitarian Emergency Assistance to the 2005 Drought Victims

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Dec 2005
Signature Date 25 Sep 2007
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2008
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 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

The US$500,000 emergency relief assistance operation would be used for buying approximately 1,000 tons of maize in South Africa, transport and distribution costs. The assistance will be channelled through targeted food distribution to households with insufficient crop production (as a result of insufficient rainfall), as well as those with no livestock or other sources of income (remittances, wage labour, etc) to purchase food and other basic needs; and widows, orphans, female- and elderly-headed households without visible means of support. Relief assistance will be specifically targeted to provinces and districts most affected by poor rainfall.

Project Objectives

The objective of the proposed Bank emergency humanitarian relief assistance is to contribute to the alleviation of the suffering of the drought-affected victims in Zambia.


Relief food assistance will target vulnerable individuals and households with the primary objective of saving lives and preserving livelihoods, and will be distributed through programming categories such as Food Security, Health and Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and Education.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
World Food Programme - WFP- Zambia


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-AZ0-001
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Zambia