[Mali] AfDB grants emergency humanitarian aid of $ 150,000 to support internally displaced people
15-03-2021 07:45:51 | by: Pascaline Icyizere | hits: 2167 | Tags:

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved, a donation of 150,000 US dollars to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bamako.

The Emergency Humanitarian Aid Project for IDPs (PAHU-PDI) in Bamako, financed by the Bank, aims to help improve the living conditions and resilience of the people concerned. It will help reduce the vulnerability of IDPs in the face of multiple security, food and socioeconomic expectations that keep them in aggravating precarious conditions. It will target two IDP sites, notably in Sénou and Zantiguila.

In the Malian capital, the number of IDPs has quadrupled in two years, from 60,500 in April 2018 to 250,900 in April 2020. More than 64% of displaced people live in huts or huts. Almost half (49%) of these makeshift shelters, made from animal skins, rags or straw, are categorized as destroyed and 32% of them partially damaged.

Four key actions were selected for the implementation of this project. These are the distribution of goods in kind of fortified foods and micronutrients; the provision of shelters (tents) and survival equipment; access to drinking water, hygiene and sanitation; and the identification and monitoring of women at risk victims of gender-based violence (GBV), unaccompanied children and people without a civil document in order to guarantee their protection and access to civil rights.

The African Development Bank has always been at the side of the Malian people. As of December 31, 2020, the Bank's portfolio in Mali comprised 25 operations for an amount of FCFA 488 billion, divided between eight sectors: road transport (30%), agriculture (28%), governance (10% ), energy (10%), industry (9%), water and sanitation (8%) and other sectors (5%).

In 2020, as part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bank granted Mali budget support of around CFAF 28 billion to support the health system, businesses in difficulty and vulnerable households.

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