Botswana

Botswana - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 3

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Ref: OCHA/GVA-2000/0022
Botswana - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
16 February 2000

Situation

1. The national emergency services have communicated to the UN- Resident Coordinator the aggregated requirements for the 18 affected districts and towns. The total number of people in need of immediate assistance is: 34,350, including 1,000 refugees.

Requirements (cost in US$)

Item
Quantity
Cost
Govt’s response
Pledged
Unmet - Balance
Shelter/Tents
4,866
2,486,019
703,815
383,153
1,399,051
Blankets
34,350
291,228
2,543
173,804
114,881
Food (1 month supply/6 persons)
5,725
995,652


995,652
Rain Water collection units
300
97,826


97,826
Water purification unit
90
117,391


117,391
Resettlement kits
4,294
164,469


164,469
Plastic sheet (Sq.m)
97,325
42,315


42,315
Temporary toilets
1,460
158,682


158,682
Refuse receptacles
1,460
25,389


25,389
Plastic water carriers
9,733
21,158


21,158
Logistic and Distribution

880,026

75,000
805,026
TOTAL

5,280,155
706,358
631,957
3,941,840

2. The food requirements above also take into account the heavy crop losses in several districts, i.e. the affected rural population will have to await the next harvest season. The NDMO has indicated that food rations are very likely to be needed for more than one month. OCHA is in contact with the UN-RC on this subject.

International response

3. Germany: 500 family tents (7 pers. each), 3,000 blankets. Both contributions include air/land transport via Johannesburg. Value: 200,000 DM (105,000 US$)

4. OCHA is prepared to serve as a channel for cash contributions for the immediate relief needs. Funds channelled through OCHA will be spent in co-ordination with the relevant organizations of the UN system and OCHA will provide written confirmation of their use. Funds should be transferred to OCHA Account No. CO-590.160.1 SWIFT-code SBC0CHGG12A - at the UBS AG, PO Box 2770, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland, with reference: OCHA – Botswana - Floods 2000.

5. For co-ordination purposes, donors are requested to inform OCHA Geneva, as indicated below, of relief missions, pledges or contributions and their corresponding value by item.

6. This Situation Report and further information on ongoing emergencies are also available on the OCHA Internet Website at: http://www.reliefweb.int.

Telephone number: + 41-22-917-1234
In case of emergency only: + 41 22 917 2010

Desk Officers: Mr. Klaus Wiersing/ Ms. Yasuko Sawada, Disaster Response Branch, direct Tel: + 41 22 917 2770/1768

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