Guinea Floods (Nzerekoré): Emergency Plan of Action n° MDRGN010 update n° 1

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Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

In changing situation of floods, the Guinea RC together with the Regional Government Humanitarian action Office, have conducted an assessment to inform relevance of assistance to be delivered for affected people. The assessment findings suggest that some items of DREF operation have been covered by other agencies. Therefore, Guinea RC has coordinated with other agencies in targeting people who have not received NFI assistance. It also has revealed that the specifications of NFI should be tailored to SPHERE standards to be more appropriate to the context.

Since there was change in targeting and specifications of NFI, procurement of planned NFIs was suspended for 2 weeks. This has caused delay in the implementation but it provided opportunity for real time evaluation (assessment) to reach out to most vulnerable people in need of assistance. Based on the assessment findings, the operational plan has been slightly modified focusing on NFI consistent to SPHERE standards.

This modification does not have any effect on the budget and but due to delay in procurement of items, it seeks one-month time extension for implementation of planned activities.


Description of the disaster

On 4 July 2017, heavy rainfall hit the forest region of Guinea in the Prefecture of Nzerekore causing serious property damages. Areas which suffered considerable damages are all located in the urban district area of Nzerekore and they include: Quartier commercial, Kwitiapolou, Wessoua, Dorota 1, Horaya, Gbanghana, Belle Vue and Nyeh. The assessment has reportedly found out that there are currently 13 injured persons and 55 families pushed to seek shelter in public infrastructures. 2 cases of diarrhoea and 13 cases of fever are equally recorded amongst the displaced persons.

According to the joint Red Cross - government assessments 3,274 people were affected (i.e. 545 households) of which 1,038 men 1,089 1,074 women and 1,147 children. All affected areas had suffered from the previous Ebola crisis in 2014 -2015 and the poor health situation prevailing in the country.

The current Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is therefore launched to seek the support of CHF 134,149 for Guinea RC to respond to the immediate needs for 545, with specific interventions in the areas of emergency relief, shelter, health and care, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion for a period of three months.