Jamaica: Hurricane Sandy - Emergency appeal n° MDRJM003

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,211,693 Swiss francs in cash, kind, or services to support the Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) to assist 3,400 families (17,000 beneficiaries) for 9 months through an operation which will be completed by the end of July 2013. A Final Report will be made available by the end of October 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).

This Emergency Appeal responds to a request from the Jamaica Red Cross and seeks to support 3,400 of the families most severely affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Families have lost their homes as houses incurred severe roof damage and there has been loss of personal belongings and total destruction of subsistence crops (sugar cane, banana, plantain) as well as family orchards. 150,000 Swiss francs were allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 29 October 2012 to support this operation. Unearmarked funds to replenish the DREF are encouraged.