Moldova: Floods DREF operation n° MDRMD003 Final report
Heavy rains and flooding in July 2010 have directly affected 12,000 people in Moldova. A total of 3,183 houses in 16 districts: Briceni, Edinet, Criuleni, Hincesti, Ungheni, Soroca, Rezina,Soldanesti, Bender, Cahul, Cantemir, Glodeni, Riscani, Ocnita, Dubasari, Leova (85 settlements) had been flooded, out of which most are destroyed. The most affected district is Hincesti where 700 houses have been destroyed.
Through this operation, Moldova Red Cross distributed humanitarian aid to 1,600 families amounting to 6,400 people in six branches affected by the floods. Assistance included three distribution rounds of food parcels and two of hygiene kits. Moreover, adequate sanitation, as well as hygiene promotion targeted the 1,000 most affected families in six branches (most of them from the village Cotul Morii, Hincesti district, which was completely destroyed by the floods, Nemteni, Sarateni, Obileni - Hincesti district, Tiganca and Cheltosu - Cantemir district) in order to provide information and prevent population how to avoid the spread of water borne diseases and ensure a safer life style.
Being interested in the region, the Norwegian Red Cross decided on the 23rd of August to contribute with approximately CHF 78,553 to the operation. This additional action will concentrate to enhance support to the families who lost all their belongings as a result of the flood.
The operation was implemented over 3 months, and completed by 15 October 2010.
The European Commission's Humanitarian Office (ECHO) contributed CHF 133,670 in replenishment of the allocation and also made for this operation. The IFRC New York Office has sent some pledges in amount of CHF 6,188 for the DREF in replenishment of the allocations received from Hewlett Packard Company Foundation. There is a remaining balance of CHF 4,608 that will be reimbursed to DREF.
Details of all donors can be found on http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/responding/drs/tools/dref/donors.asp
For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:
· In Moldova Red Cross Society: Larisa Birca, President, Chisinau, phone/fax: +373 22 72 96 44, +373 22 72 97 00; email: email@example.com
· In Country Representation for Moldova: Oscar Zuluaga, Country Representative, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· In the Europe Zone Office: Slobodanka Curic, Disaster Management Coordinator, Budapest, email: email@example.com, phone: +36 1 8884 510, fax: +36 1 336 1516
· In Geneva: Pablo Medina, Operations Coordinator; phone: +41.22.730.4381; fax: +41 22 733 0395; email: firstname.lastname@example.org