Rwanda receives €52.8M grant to support social protection

Submitted by socpro on Mon, 12/07/2020 - 16:53
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Rwanda has received a €52.87M (about Frw 55.5B) grant from the European Union to support the social protection coverage in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This grant is part of the EU’s €460M package of support to Rwanda signed in September, 2014 with the European Commission. The objective of the funding is to support Rwandan Government to expand social protection and promote agriculture supply chains in the context of the Government’s COVID 19 Economic Recovery Plan through increased cash transfers and food assistance to citizens in Rwanda, and to support livelihoods for food security in response to the lockdown containment measures of the country during the COVID 19.
In total, the programme will help protecting food security and livelihoods of at least 630 000 households most in need.

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