Tropical Depression 12-E Emergency n° MDRGT003 Operation Update n° 4
GLIDE n° TC-2011-000157-GTM
6-month consolidated report
20 July 2012
Period covered by this Ops Update: 19 October 2011 to 15 April 2012. This update represents a six-month summary of the operation.
Revised Appeal target: CHF 715,933 Swiss francs
Appeal coverage: 93%
An Emergency Appeal was launched on 26 October 2011 for 786,728 Swiss francs for 9 months to assist 1,500 families.
240,190 Swiss francs were initially allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 19 October 2011 to support the National Society to respond.
The current update extends the period of implementation to one year, until 31 October 2012, to ensure that the National Society is able to provide technical support through the whole planting cycle of the early recovery activities; and it features a revised budget of CHF 715,933.
Summary: In October 2011, Tropical Depression 12-E severely affected all countries in Central America. Its intense rains caused flooding and landslides in Guatemala as the soils in the country were already saturated and river levels high due to previous precipitations. The weather front affected more than 500,000 persons in Guatemala, of which 82,913 were severely affected. Given the situation, the Guatemalan government decreed a State of Public Calamity on 16 October, and the National Society developed a Plan of Action to assist some 7,500 beneficiaries (1,500 families).