This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 6,095,910 Swiss francs - a small increase from the original budget of 5,927,821 Swiss francs - to enable the IFRC to support the Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to deliver assistance and support to some 221,136 people. The current revised appeal builds upon the previous revision, continuing the provision of basic food and non-food items, hygiene promotion, health care including First Aid, Restoring Family Links (RFL) services, and community engagement, as well as building the response capacities of the National Society through contingency stocks. With this revision, the Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is responding to the daily needs of the beneficiaries stranded in the two camps, as well as to the needs of irregular migrants in the Detention Centre in Skopje and to those of irregular migrants crossing the border from Serbia and Greece. The National Society is adding the provision of psychosocial support and more comprehensive community engagement strategy with both the national population and the migrants, as well as the rehabilitation of their asylum centre to support the long term shelter needs of the migrants in country. This revision also extends the operation timeframe for an additional three months, until 31 December 2016, to better link with the 2017 country development plan that will continue the assistance in the longer term. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments in the migration flow.
The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date
September 2014: increasing number of people arrive in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in transit to other destinations in western and northern Europe.
22 June 2015: 193,218 Swiss francs is allocated from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to meet immediate needs of 4,600 people with food and non-food items, first aid, hygiene parcels and tracing services (RFL).
July-August 2015: over 62,500 migrants passed through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia territory.
10 September 2015: an Emergency Appeal is launched for 3.2m Swiss francs for 110,000 beneficiaries.
10 February 2016: the Emergency Appeal is revised to a budget of 5.9m Swiss francs and the operational timeframe is extended up to September 2016.
6 June 2016: a Revised Emergency Appeal is issued with an increased budget of 6,095,910 Swiss francs and an extended timeframe of 3 months, ending in December 2016