This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 3,372,790 Swiss francs, reflecting a budget increase from CHF 2,635,276 Swiss francs in the revised Emergency Appeal from 6 October 2017. This is to enable the IFRC to support the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross Society (ABRCS) and the Saint Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Society (SKNRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 2,300 people (650 families) for 16 months (extended from 12 months), with a focus on the following: shelter (including household non-food items); livelihoods and basic needs, nutrition and food security; health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building. Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) is also a major part of this Emergency Appeal.
This revised Appeal results in a funding gap of 194,660 Swiss francs based on an extended timeframe. The revised response reflects the current situation and information available, and changes to the disaster risk reduction activities planned as well as remaining funding under discussion with partners. Details are available in the Revised Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) click here.
The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date
5-6 September 2017: Irma makes landfall in north-east Caribbean on 6 September, affecting Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, St. Barthélemy, St. Martin, the Virgin Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis and other islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea.
6 September 2017: The IFRC allocates 61,418 Swiss francs for ABRC and 64,301 Swiss francs for SKNRCS from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).
8 September 2017: The IFRC issues an Emergency Appeal for 1,128,171 Swiss francs to assist 500 families (2,500 people) for six months.
6 October 2017: The IFRC issues revised Emergency Appeal n° 1 for 2,635,276 Swiss francs to assist 3,000 people, with an extended timeframe to September 2018.
4 May 2018: The IFRC issues revised Emergency Appeal n° 2 for 3,372,790 Swiss francs to assist 2,300 people, with an extended timeframe to December 2018