FYR Macedonia: Floods - Feb 2013
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in several regions of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia between 23-26 Feb 2013. Several dams were damaged and breached; infrastructure, agricultural fields and houses sustained damage as well. More than 1,600 families were affected. (IFRC, 4 Mar 2013)
CHF 176,424 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 4th March 2013 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 1216 families or 4864 beneficiaries, and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks. Due to new floods during the operation timeframe, the number of the beneficiaries grew additionally with another 105 families, so the total number of affected families is 1321, or 5284 beneficiaries.
CHF 176,424 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,216 families (4,864 beneficiaries) and replenish the National Society stocks for the already distributed items for 421 families. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Macedonian Red Cross, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required at this point, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time until needs assessments are finalised.