Project ID: 30524

China donates emergency equipment to Congo following the March 2012 arms depot explosion

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Congo

Sector

Emergency response (Code: 720)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2012

Description

On 4 March 2012, an arms depot in Mpila run by the Congolese armed forces exploded. It killed 280 people, injured 2,500 people, and wrecked neighborhoods in seven different localities. In response, the Chinese government donated 480 insecticide-treated mosquito nets, 80 transistor radios, and 8 solar-powered streetlights to assist victims and newly homeless. The value of this donation is unknown. China also donated 3 million USD to Congo following the blast (#30708).

Number of official sources

2

Number of unofficial sources

0

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Republic of Congo [Government Agency]