El Salvador

Tropical Depression 12-E, Emergency appeal n° MDRSV004 Final Report

Situation Report
Originally published


Period covered by this Final Report: 17 October 2011 to 31 January 2013

Appeal target: 1,174,119 Swiss francs

Appeal coverage: 92%

Appeal history:

  • On 17 October 2011, 191,129 Swiss francs were allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the emergency response.

  • On 21 October 2011, a Preliminary Emergency Appeal was initially launched for 1,185,025 Swiss francs for 9 months to increase assistance to 2,000 families.

  • On 4 November, an Emergency Appeal was launched for 1,054,611 Swiss francs and an additional 42,029 Swiss francs to cover the cost of supporting the shelter cluster coordination.

  • The operations update n°2 on 2 March 2012 included a slight revision of the budget to extend the support of the shelter cluster coordination until January 2012. This update revised the budget to 1,174,119 Swiss francs.

  • The operations update n°3 on 17 July 2012 included a slight revision of the budget, modifying budgetary lines to reflect the change in shelter strategy to focus on the rehabilitation of collective centers and community trainings.

  • The operations update n°4 on 3 January 2013 included a summary of the work completed by the National Society on the 12 months of the operation.

  • A preliminary final report was published on 26 September 2013, as final inputs were being channeled towards the completion of this report.

On October 14, 2011, the Government of El Salvador declared a State of Emergency due to the impact caused by Tropical Depression 12-E, which dropped approximately 1,500 mm of rain, surpassing levels experienced during Hurricane Mitch. The depression forced 59,854 people from more than 160 communities to evacuate their homes, while the National Directorate of Civil Protection confirmed 35 deaths and 21 people injured. In its auxiliary role to the government, the Salvadoran Red Cross developed a plan of action to reach 10,000 beneficiaries.