Asia: Earthquake and Tsunamis - Appeal No. 28/2004 Operations Update No. 4
Revised Preliminary Appeal No. 28/2004; Operations Update no. 4;
Period covered: 30-31 December, 2004; Appeal coverage: provisionally 99.2%
· Preliminary appeal launched on 26 December 2004 CHF 7,517,000 (USD 6,658,712 or EUR 4,852,932) for 6 months to assist 500,000 beneficiaries.
· Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 1,000,000.
· Revised Preliminary Appeal issued on 30 December 2004, for CHF 67,005,000 (USD 59,152,246 or EUR 53,439,988) for 2 million beneficiaries for 6-8 months.
· The Preliminary Appeal was originally launched titled “Bay of Bengal: Earthquake and Tsunamis”. The title was subsequently changed to “Asia: Earthquake and Tsunamis” in the Revised Preliminary Appeal launched on 29 December 2004.
Operational summary: the response of the international community to this unprecedented disaster has been timely and tremendously generous. As a result, this revised preliminary appeal is almost fully covered, and the International Federation is entirely focused on effectively using these resources in mobilizing and moving the critical relief supplies (please refer to the updated relief items pipeline status attached at the end of this report). A full plan of action is also under development, based on the detailed information now being generated by the Federation’s Field Assessment and Coordination Teams (FACT) and Emergency Response Units (ERUs), working in close coordination with the UNDAC teams and other operational agencies.