European Union External Action

Emergency Drought Response Expansion in Mohale's Hoek, Mafeteng, Quthing and Qacha's Nek

18/02/2020 - 15:00
Regional overview

The purpose is to expand humanitarian support provided by the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) in Lesotho's southern districts.

Drought in southern Africa EU releases over €22 million in humanitarian aid


Project overview

The project will provide additional humanitarian support to the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) to expand its ongoing emergency drought assistance to an additional 22,000 people in Lesotho's southern districts. 77,880 people are already receiving assistance. The targeted populations will receive cash transfers and food to meet their short-term basic food and nutrition requirements.


            December 2019 – May 2020 (6 months)

Implementing organisation

            United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP)  


            Disaster Management Authority

Benefitting zones



            Humanitarian Food Assistance

ECHO Contracted amount

            € 1, 500, 000

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