Argentina: Floods DREF operation n° MDRAR007

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CHF 299,892 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency F und (DREF) to support the Argentine Red Cross (ARC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 9,600 beneficiaries.
Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: A severe local storm on the night of 2 April caused heavy flooding in La Plata, the capital of the Buenos Aires province. The flooding affected over 350,000 people, led to mass evacuations and caused 52 deaths.

DREF funds will be utilized to provide relief items, water and santiation activities and psychosocial support to 1,600 families in La Plata that were severely impacted by this disaster.

This operation is expected to be implemented over 3 months, and will therefore be completed by 12 July 2013; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 12 October, 2013).