Assistance to Flood Affected KHM111 (Revision 1)

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Appeal Target: US$ 604,959
Balance requested: US$ 23,734

Geneva, 13 March 2012

Dear colleagues,

In September 2011, Cambodia experienced its worst seasonal flooding for over a decade, which affected 350,274 households in 18 provinces of Cambodia. Most of the communities affected by the floods are in the rural areas which remained inaccessible for a few months after the flood. The affected population are mainly poor subsistence farmers or day-labourer families.

In many of the worst affected provinces, for example Kampong Chhnang, it is estimated by the provincial authorities that up to 60% of the rice crop may have been destroyed. The floods have also caused damage to infrastructure such as houses, roads and bridges. In the early months after the flood, many of the worst affected areas are only accessible by boat. Until end of December, affected areas in Kg. Chhnang could only still be reached by boat. Many “safe places” have been flooded including health centres, schools and pagodas.

This first revision of the appeal, replaces the version issued on 28 October 2011. The revised appeal includes implementation plan of ICCO & Kerk in Actie with additional sector of shelter and increased number of beneficiaries. In late November 2011, proponent DCA was able to secure additional funding from ECHO necessitating adjustment in this appeal in terms of number of target beneficiaries, target provinces and package of assistance. Because of ECHO funds, the budget of the revised appeal has gone down to USD 604,959 and an adjustment in the number of beneficiaries from 8,859 households to 10,394 to include ICCO & Kerk in Actie targets. With a significant part of relief assistance being covered by ECHO funding, the ACT Appeal will now be used to continuing support for the recovery of affected households and communities. The shift required partners to undertake new rounds of assessments and more time for actual implementation of recovery assistance, most of which relates to restoring livelihoods and community facilities/infrastructure. Thus, this revision is requesting a project duration extension from six months to one year, from October 2011 to September 2012