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African Development Bank approves $500,000 emergency relief to boost clean up of Mauritius oil spill

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 21, 2020
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to support international recovery efforts after a significant oil spill earlier this year off the coast of Mauritius.
Mauritius dolphins
Mauritius   African Development Bank
The funding, to be sourced from the Special Relief Fund, will complement ongoing activities by the government of Mauritius, development partners, and other actors to undertake salvaging and cleaning operations, conduct damage and loss assessments, along with other socio-economic evaluations. The United Nations has assumed a lead role in coordinating the response.

Topics: African Development Bank Mauritius

“The $500,000 emergency assistance grant from the African Development Bank to Mauritius is an important contribution to the International Recovery effort towards restoring the pristine marine ecology, so important for livelihoods in the blue economy and tourism sectors, which is now threatened by the unfortunate oil spill,” said Martin Fregene, Bank Director for Agriculture and Agroindustry.