Typhoons Revised Appeal No. 26/2004
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THIS REVISION OF EMERGENCY APPEAL NO. 26/04 SEEKS CHF 4,193,878 (USD 3,634,146 OR EUR 2,731,487) IN CASH, KIND, OR SERVICES TO ASSIST 60,000 FAMILIES (SOME 300,000 BENEFICIARIES) FOR SIX MONTHS.
Preliminary appeal launched on 2 December 2004 for CHF 2,011,000 (USD 1,749,036 or EUR 1,316,738) for three months. Final report is due in September 2005. Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 150,000.
Summary: Since mid-November, the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) has been in the forefront of response activities following a devastating series of typhoons and tropical depressions, which has brought widespread death and destruction to the northern and eastern provinces of this most disaster prone country. To date the Society has assisted some 110,000 people with distributions of food and household items, temporary shelter and health interventions. The International Federation's preliminary appeal, launched in early December, has been well supported with more than CHF two million pledged/received - but now much more assistance is essential. Building on priority needs and recommendations from the PNRC/Federation assessment teams, previous experience in relief operations in the Philippines and the capacity of the national society, the Federation is launching this revised appeal, jointly with the UN Flash Appeal, to support PNRC relief activities in the worst hit areas, particularly where humanitarian aid to date has been inadequate and affected households face an extended recovery period from the massive disruption to their lives.