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Evaluation of The Cash Component of the Oxfam Zambia Flood Response 2007

October 2007 — By Oxfam GB

Oxfam Zambia responded to the flooding in Western Province by providing unconditional cash grants to 2100 households over a four month period (May – August 2007) in two wards of Mongu District Ushaa and Lumbo. The grant was designed to prevent malnutrition and harmful levels of asset depletion and the undertaking of negative coping strategies.

The cash distribution targeted the poorest and most affected 2100 flood affected households and was valued at 100,000Kw (£12) per month, the value of a household food aid ration.

This evaluation has determined that cash assistance was an appropiate response despite households travelling long distances to the main market in Mongu.