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Limited Emergeny Operation Comoros (May - November 2019)

Countries: Comoros | Operations ID: KM01 | Operations type: Limited Emergency Operation (LEO)

LEO approved by ED in May 2019.

The Union of the Comoros has been impacted by Cyclone Kenneth. On 24 April, the category 3 cyclone passed close to the northern area of Comoros, resulting in severe damage to local infrastructure and livelihoods. It is estimated that between 200,000 to 300,000 people in the Grande Comore were exposed to winds of more than 120 km/h, including the capital Moroni and almost all cities in the northern part of the island. The situation calls for immediate humanitarian and food assistance for affected populations, as indicated by an official request from the Government of the Union of the Comoros to all diplomatic missions and the United Nations system on 29 April 2019.

This Limited Emergency Operation will focus on two main strategic outcomes: 1) crisis-affected populations are able to meet their basic food and nutrition needs in times of crisis; and 2) humanitarian and development partners have access to technical support for emergency response. Strategic Outcome 1 (SO1) will provide immediate unconditional food assistance to crisis-affected populations to ensure their basic needs, including food and nutrition, are met. Strategic Outcome 2 (SO2) will provide technical assistance to national disaster management agencies and local partners to strengthen emergency preparedness and response capacity including logistics coordination, supply chain management and food security analysis.