Cook Islands

Cook Islands: Tropical Cyclones DREF operation n° MDRCK002 Final Report

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Summary: CHF 150,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 20th February, 2010 to support the Cook Islands Red Cross Society (CIRCS) in delivering assistance to some 1,671 beneficiaries, or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

There is no doubt that timely urgent assistance provided to the people of Aitutaki through DREF support made a huge positive impact to the most vulnerable during the urgent phase which placed people in a much better position to deal with the recovery phase.

The most vulnerable people received the most urgent needs of 800 tarpaulins, and 74 ropes with tents to give them temporary shelter.

In addition, water of over 100,000 litres was provided: Water will continue to be a need while all roofing is not constructed.

Food was provided to people sheltered in community shelters and other families.

Hygiene kits were also supplied. Awareness and educational information, including information on dengue and other water borne disease prevention was also provided.

Psycho-social support was provided to 265 people in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Internal Affairs, with particular focus on the elderly, disabled people, youth and workforce. A follow up was conducted in March and another will be done in September 2010.

At the time of publishing, total expenditure reflected from the DREF allocation of CHF 150,000 is CHF 149,974 (EUR 113, 910; USD 152, 078) with a variance of CHF 26 (EUR 20; USD 26).