Guinea Bissau: Storm Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRGW003 Operation update 1

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Summary of the revisions to the Emergency Plan of Action:

In the week of July 9, following the launch of the DREF, an assessment team was deployed in Guinea Bissau to support the Red Cross Society of Guinea Bissau (CRGB) in the kick-off and supervision of the operation. The main objectives of the mission were to:

  • Revise needs assessment tools and processes (in the sectors covered by the DREF and other sectors, if necessary) and facilitate the collection of additional data required.

  • Identify the technical solution for the Shelter component (possible materials, local availability, construction techniques, etc).

  • Support the revision of the DREF (if need be).

  • Support the National Society (NS) in coordinating efforts with other partners present.

The mission of the IFRC Sahel Cluster deployed in Bissau (from 10 to 14 July) comprised a regional Shelter Delegate of the Red Cross of Luxembourg, and a regional Delegate of the IFRC Livelihoods Resource Centre.

This operation update mainly includes the outcomes of the assessment and the revision of the operational strategy jointly conducted by the CRGB and the assessment team. These outcomes and changes are also aligned with the conclusions and recommendations of the rapid “interagency” assessment jointly carried out on 12 July by the Civil Protection and the City Council of Bissau, UN Agencies (WFP, OCHA, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, etc), the CRGB, and the two delegates deployed by the Sahel Cluster.