Summary of the Emergency Appeal Plan of Action
This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 9 February 2016 to support the Croatian Red Cross (CRC) in its response to the needs of 175,000 people over the period of six months. The initial Appeal was seeking 2,601,799 Swiss francs. The focus was on the distribution of food and non-food items; protection activities including screening, referral and psychosocial support, restoring family links (RFL); hygiene items distribution, shelter (upgrading living conditions in existing /future centres) and National Society capacity building. The operation activities were concentrated at the Slavonski Brod Winter Reception Transit Camp as the entry point into Croatia where migrants were received, registered, sheltered and assisted before leaving by train to Slovenia.
The revised Emergency Appeal was published on 22 June 2016, reflecting a budget decrease from 2,601,799 Swiss francs to 1,315,022 Swiss francs due to the changed situation in Croatia after the closure of Balkan route. From the originally planned 175,000 beneficiaries, the target population was downsized to 41,500 people, out of which 40,000 migrants in transit were to be assisted in Slavonski Brod Camp until mid-April when it was closed, and an estimated 1,500 migrants and refugees were to be assisted in Zagreb and Kutina reception centres by the end of 2016.
The initial end date of the operation was 5 August 2016, but the timeframe was extended by three months, until 31 October 2016 and then by three additional months until 31 December of 2016 in order to support and strengthen the efforts of the Croatian Red Cross to conduct all the response activities within this Emergency Plan of Action.