AMOUNT: EUR 17 300 000
The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annex is to serve as a communication tool for ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals.
The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.
0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Following MSF’s decision refusing funding from EU institutions and Member States, an amount of EUR 700 000 tentatively earmarked for that organisation is moved from the man-made crises specific objective to the natural disasters specific objective. These funds will be added to the response to the humanitarian crisis due to Tropical Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh, along the lines described in point b) below.
Changes made on 10/06/2016
a) Sri Lanka - Tropical Cyclone Roanu:
Tropical Cyclone Roanu made landfall in Sri Lanka on 17 May 2016, causing loss of life and significant damage to shelter, agriculture and infrastructure. The Government of Sri Lanka estimates that close to 281 000 people living in the cyclone’s path were seriously affected.
ECHO’s and partners’ assessments indicate that multi-sector emergency humanitarian aid is needed for the most vulnerable and most affected families, notably in the operational districts of Gampaha, Colombo and Kegalle, with emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), non-food items, food assistance and livelihoods. In order to address emergency needs, EUR 500 000 is added to this HIP.
b) Bangladesh - Tropical Cyclone Roanu
Tropical Cyclone Roanu made landfall in Bangladesh on 21 May 2016. According to the Bangladesh Department of Disaster Management (DDM), 27 people lost their lives and 513 363 people were evacuated prior to the Cyclone making landfall. An estimated 1.3 million people were affected in 18 districts with seven districts severely affected (Bhola, Barguna, Pathukhali, Lakshmipur, Noakhali, Chittagong and Cox Bazar). According to the Joint Needs Assessment phase I completed on 26 May 2016, 23 940 homes were completely destroyed and 216 771 people were displaced in the seven worst affected districts. Of the 1.3 million people affected it is estimated that 33% (432 000 people) are in need of humanitarian assistance.
An allocation of EUR 2 000 000 is added to this HIP to meet urgent needs of vulnerable populations in areas severely affected by Cyclone Roanu, and particularly people living in hard-to-reach locations or who may not otherwise benefit from assistance. ECHO’s and partners’ assessments indicate that multi-sector emergency humanitarian aid is needed with urgent needs for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nonfood items, food assistance and shelter.
c) For Bangladesh, due to the high level of humanitarian needs and vulnerabilities among the Rohingya population, an amount of EUR 1 500 000 is moved from the natural disasters specific objective to man made crises specific objective. This is an internal shift of funds and does not have any impact on the availability of funds under point b) above.