Dominica: Tropical Storm Erika - Emergency Plan of Action (Emergency Appeal MDRDM002)

This Emergency Appeal seeks 979,749 Swiss francs in cash, kind, or services to support the Dominica Red Cross Society (DRCS) to assist 3,000 affected families (12,000 people) affected by Tropical Storm Erika over a timeframe of nine months. The operation will focus on relief distributions, emergency health including psychosocial support (PSS), water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, restoring family links
(RFL), shelter, National Society institutional preparedness and capacity building.

Families have lost their homes as houses incurred severe damage due to flooding and landslides resulting in the loss of lives, personal belongings and total destruction of subsistence crops (including banana, plantain, dasheen). 169,560 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’ Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 3 September 2015 to support this operation. Unearmarked funds to replenish the DREF are encouraged. In order to support the National Society’s operational efforts IFRC will closely support the Dominica Red Cross Society and monitor the implementation of this Emergency Appeal.