Floods - DREF operation n° MDRGN004

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CHF 261,008 have been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,500 households beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.


This year again, the Republic of Guinea has been struck by a series of floods, particularly affecting the Prefectures of Labé (city centre), Siguiri, the sub-prefectures of Niandankoro, and Kéniébakoura and the urban districts of Mandiana (Kiniéran), Gaoual, Matam (Heremakonon) and Matoto (Yimbaya market).

The floods have caused significant material damage and affected 2,645 families, or 16,143 persons, including more than 4,000 left homeless. Displaced persons are being accommodated in temporary sites (schools, stores, neighbours, public buildings, etc.). This DREF operation addresses urgent needs identified by an assessment led by the Red Cross of Guinea in areas of:

• Shelter (distribution of blankets and mats to 1,500 households and 35 tents);

• Water and sanitation (rehabilitation of 75 latrines and 100 wells, distribution of water purification products and sensitisation on hygiene);

• Health (distribution of bed nets, sensitisation on water-borne diseases) as well as supporting logistics and coordination activities.
This operation is expected to be implemented over 3 months, and will therefore be completed by December, 2011; a final report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by March, 2012).