Assistance In Response to the Damages Caused by Hurricane Otto (IADB-NI-T1245)

  • Nicaragua
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Región Autónoma Caribe Sur; Río San Juan, Rivas
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 14, 2016
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Gob Nicaragua, Secretaria Ejecutiva del Sistema Nacional Prevención, Mitigación, Atención Desastres
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  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.20 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.20 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 21, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 14, 2016

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Project Description
This funding responds to Hurricane Otto, which hit Nicaragua at the end of November 2016, causing injuries and damage in 4 departments and 14 municipalities. The technical cooperation aims to support Nicaragua in humanitarian action to support those affected in the Región Autónoma del Caribe Sur and the departments of Río San Juan and Rivas. This will include provision of food, potable water, medicine, transportation and construction materials for emergency shelters for those displaced.
Investment Description
This non reimbursable technical cooperation comes from Developing Member Countries of the Bank Affected by Natural Disasters. It breaks down to $65k for water, medicine and other provisions (rice, beans, oil, etc); $120k for materials for emergency shelters; and $15k for other expenses.

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at,1752.html (in English) or,1752.html (Spanish).