Argentina: Floods - Revised Emergency Appeal (MDRAR010)


This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 203,035 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Argentine Red Cross (ARC) to deliver assistance and support to 12,500 people with a focus on first aid, shelter, health and care, psycho-social support (PSS), water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, livelihoods, disaster preparedness and institutional capacity building. In direct coordination with ARC, the IFRC is revising this emergency appeal and reducing the operation's timeframe from 12 to 10 months.

This revised Emergency Appeal has a current budget of 448,933 Swiss francs, a decrease in the operation’s original budget of 1,006,132 Swiss francs. The budget has been reduced based on the prioritization of activities assessed according to current scenarios and the resources available through response to the appeal to date.

Further details are available in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA). Click here for the EPoA.

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

  • December 2015: The severe rains caused by the El Niño phenomenon have affected close to 51,000 people (10,186 families) in14 provinces across Argentina.

  • 8 January 2016: 199,829 Swiss francs allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the start of assessments and the delivery of assistance.

  • 22 January 2016: Emergency Appeal launched for 1,006,132 Swiss francs to reach 23,000 flood-affected people.

  • April 2016: Another spell of heavy rainfall in seven provinces.

  • 12 April 2016: IFRC issues Emergency Appeal Operations Update to support the start of assessments and the delivery of assistance.

  • 22 August 2016: IFRC issues revised Emergency Appeal, launched for 448,933 Swiss francs with a revised timeframe of 10 months to reach 12,500 flood affected people.