AFDB Approves emergency humanitarian assistance to Togo

09/04/2009
AFDB Approves emergency humanitarian assistance to Togo

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved emergency humanitarian assistance grants of US$ 500,000 each to Djibouti, Mozambique, Togo and Zambia, to enable the countries provide immediate relief to victims of recent natural disasters such as floods and drought.

The grant to Togo will provide relief to 20,000 people affected by flood in the coastal and plateau regions of the country. It will also help in the reconstruction of damaged buildings and bridges, shelter, telephone lines as well as the provision of medicines, water and transportation, including speedboats.  The assistance to the affected populations in the Maritime regions, the Plateau province and surrounding will be entrusted to the WFP in collaboration with the Ministry of Cooperation, Development Planning or the Ministry in Charge of Social Affairs.The US$ 2 million Emergency Humanitarian Assistance will come from the Bank Group's Special Relief Fund.

 

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