Argentina: Floods DREF operation update n° MDRAR007

Situation Report
Originally published


299,892 Swiss francs have been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 9,600 beneficiaries.

A severe local storm on the night of 2 April 2013 had caused nearly 400 mm of rainfall in a 24 hour period and 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 51 deaths. DREF funds are being utilized to provide relief items, hygiene promotion and psychosocial support to 1,600 families in La Plata that were severely affected by this disaster. The current update has a small revision of the budget lines to better reflect the use of a cash transfer programme and the inclusion of a final evaluation of the operation.

This operation is expected to be implemented over three 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).