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Jamaica: Hurricane Sandy - Emergency appeal n° MDRJM003 Final Report

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Period covered by this final report: 30 October 2012 to 31 December 2013

Appeal amount: 605, 464 Swiss francs

Appeal coverage: 100%;

Appeal history:

  • This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 30 October 2012 for 1,211,693 Swiss francs for nine months to assist 3,400 families (17,000 beneficiaries).

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): 150,000 Swiss francs were initially allocated from the IFRC’s DREF to support the National Society to respond.

  • Operations Update no.1 was issued on 19 November 2012

  • Operations Update no. 2 was issued on 4 January 2013

  • A six-month update was issued on 6 August 2013

  • The Emergency Appeal was revised on 7 August 2013, to

Summary: The operation covered a 14-month period from 30 October 2012 to 31 December 2013. During the relief phase of the operation, 6,918 beneficiaries were reached with relief items. As part of emergency health and care component, the operation reached 8,660 beneficiaries directly, while an estimated 2 million Jamaicans have been reached via text messages including health-related information, through a partnership with Jamaica Red Cross, the Ministry of Health and a telecommunications provider. As part of emergency shelter and violence prevention component, the Jamaica Red Cross reached 71 beneficiaries directly and another 8,000 beneficiaries indirectly. In implementing the early recovery activities, Jamaica Red Cross reached 1,115 beneficiaries (223 families) through alternative livelihood activities.

During the timeline of the operations, the Jamaica Red Cross achieved all the objectives that funding was identified for, reaching all the targeted beneficiaries.

A total of 61,592 Swiss francs were identified as unspent funds at the end of the operation. A proposal is being created for these funds to be used to support the 2014 Operational Plan for the Jamaica Red Cross.