Madagascar: Tropical storms DREF operation n° MDRMG008 - Emergency appeal operation update
GLIDE n° TC-2012-000020-MDG & TC-2012-000036-MDG
Period covered by this Ops Update: 17 February to 21 March, 2012. This update represents the first month summary of the operation (cumulative narrative and financial).
Appeal target: CHF 831,512
Appeal coverage: ~22%;
This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 22 March to support the Madagascar Red Cross Society (MRCS) to assist 5,000 households (approximately 25,000 beneficiaries) for nine months.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 278,536 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent’s (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to immediately respond to the needs of 2,000 affected households.
This operation update covers this DREF period, before the issuance of the Emergency Appeal. An additional forthcoming update will describe progress from the start of the emergency appeal period.
Summary: Using DREF funds, the Malagasy Red Cross Society (MRCS) set up its national disaster response team (NDRT) and set up 5 warehouses for prepositioned non-food items. The MRCS mobilized volunteers to manage IDP camps, practice first aid and has carried out damage and needs assessments. During the initial DREF period, MRCS was able to:
• Provide emergency assistance to 10,000 people (2,000 cyclone-affected households) in the district of Brickaville, Vatomandry and Antananarivo for one month;
• Reduce the risk of water-borne and water-related diseases through the provision of adequate sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion to 2,000 families for 3 months
• Provide shelter during the emergency period to 2,000 affected households.