Summary of the Appeal
25 April 2015: DREF allocation was made of 283,305 Swiss francs.
8 May 2015: Emergency Appeal was launched for 2,710,576 Swiss francs, to assist 85,000 people, with a timeframe up to end February 2016.
23 July 2015: Operations Update n° 1 was issued to adjust the action to the emerging needs, with an increasing number of migrant people in transit throughout the entire Italian territory.
2 November 2015: Emergency Appeal Revision n° 1 was issued to increase the number of beneficiaries to 105,000 migrants, and increasing the budget to 2,775,269 Swiss francs.
25 March 2016: Operations Update n° 2 was published to extend the timeframe of the Appeal Plan of Action until 31 May 2016.
1 June 2016: Operations Update n° 3 was published to extend the timeframe of the Appeal Plan of Action until 31 August 2016.
18 July 2016: Revised Emergency Appeal n° 2 was issued, for 9,495,715 Swiss francs to provide support to 160,000 beneficiaries including search and rescue activities with the Appeal timeframe extended until 31 July 2017.
21 October 2016: Operations Update n° 4 was issued.
6 June 2017: Revised Emergency Appeal n° 3 was issued, reducing the budget to 8,370,768 Swiss francs, to assist a total of 300,000 people (increased from 180,000), and extending the Appeal timeframe until 30 September 2017.
5 September 2017: This Operations Update extends the Appeal timeframe until 31 December 2017, to enable the Italian Red Cross to meet the still existing humanitarian needs (99,742 migrants have arrived in Italy by boat so far this year), and to complete all planned activities in the framework of the Emergency Appeal.