Nepal: Floods and Landslides Emergency Appeal no. MDRNP001 Operations Update No. 5
Period covered by this Ops Update: 14 November to 31 December 2007.
Appeal target (current): CHF 2,006,481 (USD 1,667,898 or EUR 1,220,487).
Appeal coverage: 117%
- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 8 August 2007 for CHF 2.32 million (USD 1.93 million or EUR 1.4 million) for six months to assist more than 20,000 families affected by landslides and extensive flooding in different parts of Nepal.
- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 250,000 was initially allocated on 2 August 2007, from the Federation's DREF, to replenish the national society's disaster response stock.
- A revised emergency appeal was launched on 29 August 2007 for CHF 2.06 million (USD 1.6 million or EUR 1.2 million) to assist more than 25,000 flood and landslide affected families.
Five months after heavy flooding and landslides affected large parts of Nepal, life is coming back to normal in most of the affected districts. The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has so far supported approximately 22,723 families with non-food family packages and 34,854 families with staple food. The NRCS has also distributed 34,194 tarpaulins to be used as covers for leaking roofs and makeshift shelters. With the distribution of relief support, the NRCS has completed the first phase of disaster response.
As the emergency relief phase ends, the national society has speeded up its early recovery activities in 13 of the most affected districts of the country. The selected district branches of the NRCS completed the ir assessment for support required and sent the recovery assessment reports to the NRCS national headquarters. The headquarters and district branches continue to work to reach the targeted groups at the earliest with this support.
The NRCS has felt the need to revise the existing appeal to address the changing situation in the field and the completion of activities planned under phase one. The NRCS/Federation are working on it and the objectives, list of activities and all other details will be revised through a revised appeal.
For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:
In Nepal: Nepal Red Cross Society (Umesh Prasad Dhakal, Executive Director), email: email@example.com, phone: +977.14.27.0650, fax: +9184.108.40.2065
In Nepal: Federation office (Andrea Reisinger, Federation Representative), email: firstname.lastname@example.org , phone: +9220.127.116.1143, fax: +918.104.22.16848
In South Asia region: South Asia Regional Delegation (Al Panico, Head of Regional Delegation, South Asia, New Delhi), phone: +91 11 2411 1125; fax: +91 11 2411 1128; email: email@example.com
Federation Asia Pacific Zone in Malaysia: Jagan Chapagain (Deputy Head of Zone) email; firstname.lastname@example.org; phone + 60 3 2161 0892, fax + 60 3 2161 1210, mobile + 60 12 215 3765.
Federation Secretariat in Geneva: Christine South (Operations Coordinator), email: email@example.com, phone: +41.22.730.4529, fax: +41.22.733.0395