Chad: Flood DREF operation n° MDRTD010
CHF 125,920 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 5,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Summary: Since mid July 2012, torrential rains brought heavy downpours triggering floods in several regions of Chad on 6 and 7 August. The districts of Rig Rig and Mangalmé were among the severely hit areas. The flood caused damage in the semi-desert area of Rig Rig where rains are very rare. Detailed assessments revealed 1,150 persons in Rig Rig, 600 in Goz Beida and 850 in Mangalmé were affected and in need of household non-food items. The Chad Red Cross volunteers have supported in evacuations and carried out damage and needs assessments. A meeting was also held with the local authorities to discuss remaining needs of the most vulnerable.
This operation is providing affected families with NFIs such as plastic sheeting, jerry cans, buckets, blankets, mosquito nets and soap to enable them to cope with the current situation. The operation will provide refresher training to volunteers on undertaking sanitation campaigns in the affected areas. To contribute to the reduction of epidemic transmission, public latrines will be built and equipped with sanitation kits in the affected areas. Since the area of Rig Rig is targeted by the food distributions as part of the ongoing work of the National Society and WFP, the NFIs have already been distributed in order to rapidly reduce the vulnerability of the affected persons. This DREF operation will also enable a response preparedness operation for volunteers as the rains are predicted to continue until November.
This operation is expected to be implemented over three months, and will therefore be completed by 7 December 2012; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 7 March 2013).