Afghanistan: Floods (MDRAF001) - Final Report

Period covered by this final report: 6 June – 5 December 2012.

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,017,115

Appeal coverage: To date, the appeal is 87 per cent covered in cash and kind.

Appeal history:

· Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 213,000 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) DREF to support this operation.

· A preliminary emergency appeal was initially launched on 6 June 2012 for CHF 1,186,873 for six months to assist 14,000 beneficiaries (2,000 households).

· A revised appeal was launched on 14 August 2012 for CHF 1,017,115 for six months to be completed by 5 December 2012 to assist 2,000 households (14,000 individuals)

Summary: Heavy rains in May resulted in flash flooding in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e-Pol. A total of 18,000 people were affected by the floods. The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), responded to the needs of the affected population through provision of health care and sanitation services as well as distribution of shelter and other non-food items.

Emergency health care was provided to a total of 2,043 patients who were treated by the ARCS’s mobile health teams (MHT) and a further 2,170 households who were reached through education and hygiene promotion activities during the first phase of the relief operation.

Non-food items were made available to other flood-affected areas in Jawzjan, Faryab, Balkh, Samangan and Takhar provinces in northern Afghanistan during June and July 2012. In July 2012, flash flooding occurred in Kabul city and the IFRC provided non-food items for 111 households as part of ARCS’s response to the flood operation.

There remains a balance of CHF 3,928 from this operation. The balance of the funds will be transferred to the disaster management programme under the long-term planning framework (MAAAF001).