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Dominican Republic and Haiti: Floods Appeal No. 13/2004 Operations Update No. 11

Situation Report
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In Brief

Appeal No. 13/04; Operations Update no. 11; Period covered: 28 May -- 11 October 2004; Appeal coverage: 123.3%; (click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website).

Appeal history:

  • Launched on 28 May 2004 for CHF 912,248 (USD 717,176 or EUR 592,446) for 3 months to assist 10,000 beneficiaries (2,000 families).
  • Budget revised and increased to CHF 2,433,000 and the number of beneficiaries increased to 25,000 (5,000 families). The operation was extended by 3 months to 28 November 2004; Final Report is therefore due on 28 February 2005.
  • Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 100,000

Outstanding needs : None

Related Emergency or Annual Appeals: Caribbean Annual Appeal 01.51/2004; Haiti Social Unrest Emergency Appeal 07/2004 and Haiti Floods Emergency Appeal 22/2004.

Operational Summary: Haiti was once again struck by a major natural disaster between 17 and 19 of September. Tropical Strom Jeanne caused severe flooding and landslides throughout the country, affecting also some regions of the Dominican Republic. Efforts to assist the communities affected by Tropical Storm Jeanne have stretched the resources of the Haitian National Red Cross Society to the limit. As a result, attention and capacities concentrated on ongoing rehabilitation activities in the border region with the Dominican Republic have been redirected to the town of Gonaives and the surrounding areas in the west of the country. However, field reports from both the Dominican Republic and Haiti have confirmed that the emergency relief phase of the May floods operation has progressed well and according to schedule , with all relief activities now successfully completed. Meanwhile, positive long term results have also started to be felt as communities show strong signs of recovery from the earlier disaster. This Operations Update covers the entire period of the operation, from the launch of the preliminary appeal on 28 May 2004 until this date. The relief distribution figures are all consolidated, providing an overview of the relief phase of the operation, based on the latest information available on the ground. Achievements and progress to date of all health and capacity building objectives also reflect the entire period of the operation up to now.

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