Name: HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO THE 2005 DROUGHT VICTIMS
Approval date: 02-Dec-2005
Task Manager: ANGLOW Mary, RDGS4
Total cost: 351340 Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing SRF: 351340.72
Implementing Agency: WORLD FOOD PROGRAM - WFP- ZIMBABWE
It is proposed that the total contribution of US$ 500,000 would be used for buying approximately 1,000 tons of maize in South African, transport and distribution costs.
The relief food 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 survival. Relief assistance will be specifically targeted to provinces and districts most affected by poor rainfall.
The proposed Bank emergency humanitarian relief assistance is to contribute to the alleviation of the suffering of the drought-affected victims in Zimbabwe. This 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. The emergency relief assistance operation will be funded through a grant from the Bank's Special Relief Fund (SRF).