Bangladesh: Cyclone Mora - Emergency appeal revision n° MDRBD019

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 1,149,014 Swiss francs (reduced from 1,674,188 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 50,000 people (reduced from 80,000 people) affected by both Tropical Cyclone Mora and landslides for twelve months with a focus on the following sectors: health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); shelter, food security and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building. The budget includes a provision of 18,258 Swiss francs for Inter-Agency Shelter Coordination.

The revised response reflects the current situation of the operation and is adjusted with a decrease of 29 per cent in budget and a four-month extension considering funding available and recommendations of the BDRCS to meet the current needs. Major changes include the number of targeted families for shelter assistance which has been reduced from 2,000 to 1,500 families and the number of targeted families for livelihood assistance in the early recovery phase which has been reduced from 2,000 to 400 families. Details are available in the Revised Plan of Action.

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

26-28 May 2017: Low pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal and intensifies into Tropical Cyclone Mora (TC Mora).

29 May 2017: Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) issues danger signal no.10 in six coastal districts (Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni and Chandpur) as TC Mora approaches the coast of Bangladesh. BDRCS deploys its volunteers to support the evacuation process of population to safe shelters.

30 May 2017: TC Mora makes landfall in Cox’s Bazar with a maximum speed of 130 km/h. TC Mora traverses northeast across Bangladesh through Chittagong and Rangamati districts.

31 May 2017: 110,111 Swiss francs allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Emergency Relief Fund (DREF) to support the BDRCS in addressing the immediate needs of the people.

12 June 2017: IFRC launches an Emergency Appeal for 1,296, 519 Swiss francs at the request of BDRCS to assist 50,000 people.

13 June 2017: Bandarban, Chittagong, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Cox’s Bazar districts experiences the worst landslides in the history, at least 160 people have lost their lives.

19 – 21 June 2017: A joint Movement-wide assessment is conducted.

07 August 2017: The IFRC issues revised Emergency Appeal for 1,674,188 Swiss francs to support 80,000 people.

22 December 2017: The IFRC issues revised Emergency Appeal n° 2 for 1,141,441 Swiss francs (decrease of 29 per cent) to support 50,000 people (reduced from 80,000 people).