The government of the United Kingdom has pledged 120 million pounds worth of grants to Ethiopia. The agreements were signed at the Ministry of Finance between Admasu Nebebe, state minister for Finance, and Aloka Sharma, secretary of State for International Development, on Friday, August 23, 2019. A first grant amounting to 95 million pounds will be used to finance the Strengthening Climate Resilient System for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Service. The project aims to improve access to climate-resilient water, improve sanitation services and good hygiene practices for 1.2 million people in the prioritised drought-affected areas of Ethiopia. The second grant, which amounts 25 million pounds, will be used to finance phase four of the Ethiopian Productive Safety Net Program, which aims at increasing access to safety net and disaster risk management systems, complementary livelihoods services and nutrition support for food-insecure households in rural Ethiopia.
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