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Appeal target: CHF 1,061,852 in cash, kind and services.
Appeal coverage: 38% (against initial amount of CHF 1,358,780, corresponding to 50% of revised amount of CHF 1,061,852)
• This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a Preliminary basis on 16 August 2012 for CHF 1,151,632 for 6 months to assist 1,440,000 beneficiaries. CHF 150,000 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) as start up funds.
Summary: CHF 178,829 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 07 September, 2012 to support the Red Cross Society of Guinea (RCSG) in delivering assistance to some 25,000 households.
In February 2012, cholera cases began to appear throughout the regions of Conakry and Forecariah. The epidemic worsened in July and August (5,699 cases and 109 deaths as per September 2, 2012) and reached a level that exceeded the response capacities of the National Society. The situation escalated and required quick response in order to save lives.
The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society has launched a new weapon in the fight against cholera. The society has taken to the airwaves to provide people with information and advice on preventing the disease.
The first show took place on 23 October on the national radio station, SLBC, and will broadcast for one hour each week on a range of issues from cholera and malaria prevention to disaster preparedness.
The first show talked about common cholera myths and included interviews with health experts from the organization, who then answered phoned-in questions from the audience.
Summary: CHF 114’688 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 20 March, 2012 to support Sierra Leone Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 128,000 beneficiaries (32,000 households).
The wish of all children
I’ve just returned home from Haiti, where two years after the devastating earthquake that affected nearly three million people, life is starting to return to normal, thanks to the humanitarian assistance from numerous international organisations.
Every time I visit a country hit by catastrophe or conflict, I am especially moved by my encounters with children – children who have lost their parents, their homes, been injured or handicapped, or have otherwise been affected in lifechanging ways.
Period covered by this Ops Update: 17 September to 17 October, 2012.
CHF 178,829 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to 25,000 households. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Summary: In February 2012, cases of cholera began to appear throughout the regions of Conakry and Forecariah. The epidemic worsened in July and August (5,699 cases and 109 deaths as per September 2, 2012) and has now reached a level that exceeds the current response capacities.
GLIDE n° EP-2012-000041-SLE 17 September 2012
This emergency appeal now seeks CHF 1,358,780 in cash, kind, or services to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to assist 1,539 206 direct and 2,000,000 indirect beneficiaries for six months, and will be completed by the end of February 2013. A final report will be made available by May 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).
By Sanna Negus, Finnish Red Cross, in Sierra Leone
Narrow alleyways snake through the ramshackle Mabela slum, which sits on a slope facing the sea in Freetown. Rain washes down waste, turning the path gray and slippery. Mothers wash their toddlers next door to food vendors and pigs foraging on garbage. Metal water pipes give way to plastic tubes – unofficial plumbing which fouls the water.
The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society says this community of 20,000 people has one of the highest rates of cholera in the city.
23 August 2012, Freetown/Addis-Ababa/Geneva - Despite the best efforts of the Government and its partners - including the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society – cases of cholera in the country continue to rise. According to latest figures, 217 deaths and 11,992 cases have been reported across ten districts of the country, with half of cases in the capital Freetown.
August 17 2012, Freetown/Geneva - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society are responding to a growing cholera crisis in the capital Freetown and surrounding areas.
This Preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,151,632 in cash, kind, or services to support the Sierra Leone National Society (SLRCS) to assist 1’440’000 beneficiaries for 6 months, and will be completed by the end of February 2013. A final report will be made available by May 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).
CHF150’000 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation. Unearmarked funds to replenish DREF are encouraged.
National Societies in the West Coast region Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo work within the framework of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Strategy 2020 to contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable populations in the region and promoting social inclusion and peace.
GLIDE n° EP-2012-000041-SLE
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.
In February 2009, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society initiated an International Disaster Response Laws, Rules and Principles (IDRL) project in Sierra Leone with the aim of assisting the Government of Sierra Leone to evaluate its legal preparedness for international disaster response.