Guatemala

Tropical Storm Agatha, Preliminary Final Report MDRGT002

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Situation Report
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Period covered by this Preliminary Final Report: 01 June 2010 to 31 May 2011.

Appeal target: 1,286,382 Swiss francs to support 1,500 families for 12 months

Appeal coverage: 103%

Appeal history:

· On 31 May 2010, 172,274 Swiss francs were allocated from the International Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Guatemalan Red Cross (GRC) to initiate the response and deliver immediate humanitarian relief.

· On 1 June 2010, a Preliminary Appeal was issued for 1,223,815 Swiss francs in cash, kind or services to support the Guatemalan Red Cross to attend to the humanitarian needs of 1,500 families (7,500 people).

· On 9 June 2010, a Revised Appeal was issued reflecting a revised budget of 1,286,382 Swiss francs and adjusting the Emergency Appeal planned outcomes based on the needs identified by the National Society after detailed assessments.

· On 4 January 2011, Operations Update no. 3 extended the timeframe to 12 months to enable the GRC to carry out activities related to shelter and early recovery planned outcomes that were delayed due to the continuous torrential rains.

Summary: After suffering from one of the most severe rainy seasons in decades, Tropical Storm Agatha brought additional strong and persistent rains to Guatemala in late 2010. The rains damaged homes, infrastructure and crops, and created concerns regarding water, sanitation, health and food security. The Guatemalan Red Cross drew up a plan of action with the aim to support 1,500 families with their immediate needs through distribution of relief items, emergency health and care, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, repair to homes and recovery of crops. These activities were managed by the GRC with support from the Partner National Societies (the Netherlands Red Cross, the Norwegian Red Cross and the Spanish Red Cross) and the IFRC.