According to the Bank’s website, the proposed operation is an USD 1,000,000 grant from the Special Relief Fund for Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Rwanda for the Emergency Support to address the Flood Disaster that affected Northern-Western Region of the country. The grant funds will be used to purchase food items as well as associated costs of transportation and distribution of food rations to the beneficiaries and for project operating costs. Water will also be tracked to the affected communities. All these food items will be purchased locally by Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA). This emergency operation will be implemented over a period of 6 months (June 2023 to November 2023).
The objectives of the emergency assistance operation are: (i) Provide timely and effective assistance to those affected by the floods and landslides; (ii) Ensure affected populations have access to shelter, clean water, food, healthcare, and other essential needs; (iii) Focus on supporting vulnerable groups such as children, women, and the elderly; (iv) Facilitate a well-coordinated and efficient recovery process; (v) Help affected communities to rebuild and resume normal life; (vi) Serve as a resource mobilization tool for both the government and relevant partners and stakeholders; (vii) Provide an estimation of needs on the relief assistance, quick fix and recovery.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/