Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
This update provides a brief overview of the Burundi Red Cross Society’s actions to date in implementing their response activities covered by the IFRC multilateral component of the Emergency Appeal. Appeal coverage at the time of writing was 93% with multilateral support being received from British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross and Norwegian RC to support the targeted beneficiaries through the planned activities as detailed in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA). A DREF loan of 86,679 Swiss franc was processed and transferred to Burundi Red Cross Society (BRCS) on 18 April, 2016.
The revised Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) for the appeal was launched in September adjusting activities to incorporate the needs and reflect the situation in Burundi. The revised appeal was extended for an additional 6 months adjusting the Health and Care component to support BRCS with the cholera response. An additional activity that BRCS has been actively assisting in has been included in this Operations Update around BRCS’s vital role in camp management. This has involved setting up and supporting the ongoing needs for the internally displaced people affected by the flooding and landslides that took place in September 2015 and May 2016 and supporting 681 HH’s. This has increased the total numberof beneficiaries being assisted to 20,504 people (3,881 HH’s).
This Operations Update will also reflect the reduction in the budget to 700,222 Swiss francs supported and funded bilaterally by Partner National Societies in Burundi.