Support for internally displaced people Emergency appeal n° MDRLK002 Operations Update n° 11
Period covered by this operations update: 13 January to 12 April 2012
Appeal target (current): CHF 6.17 million
Appeal coverage: 98 per cent based on current revised appeal budget.
Appeal history: This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 12 April 2010 for CHF 3,604,299 (USD 3,382,480 or EUR 2,504, 250) for 24 months to assist 5,000 families.
The revised Emergency Appeal was launched in July 2011 seeking CHF 6.17 million in cash, kind, or services to support the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to assist at least 7,000 families (35,000 people) for 36 months, and planned to complete by 12 April 2013. A Final Report was planned to make available by 12 July 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).
Another revision will be made to this Emergency Appeal to address the existing funding gaps of the programme and the changing and unfulfilled needs of the resettling communities in the north. The Red Cross Post Conflict Recovery Programme (RC PCRP), at government recommendation, was required to increase the allocation for housing grant per beneficiary. Hence, the total grant was increased from LKR 360,000 to LKR 550,000 with the mode of instalment unchanged. In addition, the Indian Government funds will be given to support the resettled communities on shelter component only. To fulfil the funding gap of the new proposed programme, new funding is needed to provide the same comprehensive package (include livelihood and infrastructure). Furthermore, the revision is also necessary for scaling up the programme with the other interested multilateral partners, and for extending the present software programme with the civil society.