Moldova and Ukraine: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDR67003 Operations Update No. 2
Period covered by this Ops Update: 15 August to 30 September 2008;
Appeal target (current): CHF 1,250,355 (USD 1,193,428 or EUR 765,881);
Appeal coverage: 68%;
Appeal history: This Emergency Appeal was launched on 5 August 2008 for CHF 1,250,355 (USD 1,193,428 or EUR 765,881) for 8 month to assist 60,000 people.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 636,942 was allocated from the International Federation's DREF to support the National Societies during the initial phase of the operation in Ukraine (CHF 437,942) and Moldova (CHF 199,000).
Summary: The worst storms in over two centuries have led to devastating flooding in some of the most impoverished parts of Ukraine and Moldova. 40 people were killed and some 30,000 people were displaced. Hours after the disaster, the Red Cross teams were in the disaster affected areas saving lives, soothing pain and bringing hope. Since the start of the emergency relief operation about 60,000 people received assistance from the Ukraine and Moldova Red Cross Societies.
The disaster has generated a strong response by the international community. Various countries, international organizations, NGOs and private companies have supplied humanitarian aid to the affected areas. The appeal coverage is high and the International Federation on behalf of the Moldova and the Ukraine Red Cross Societies takes this opportunity to thank those who contributed.
The epidemiological situation remains stable in both countries. The National Societies are monitoring the conditions and finalizing the procurement of additional food and non-food supplies for the affected communities. Further distributions will be undertaken in coordination with the local authorities.
This operation is expected to be implemented over eight months, and will therefore be completed by April 2009; a Final Report will be made available by July 2009 (three months after the end of the operation).