Floods DREF Operation No MDRLA002

Situation Report
Originally published


GLIDE n° FL-2011-000077-LAO


CHF 329,788 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Lao Red Cross in delivering immediate assistance to some 5,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Floods as a result of Typhoon Haima affected up to six provinces in Lao PDR in late June, destroying crops and infrastructure and affecting over 37,000 people. Lao Red Cross branches responded accordingly in all affected areas, in cooperation with local authorities. The National Society supported evacuation efforts and provided affected families with dry food and drinking water as well as first aid services.

With support from IFRC’s DREF, Lao Red Cross will assist up to 5,000 people with relief items including food and non-food items, as well as conduct hygiene promotion activities.

This operation is expected to be implemented over six 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 31 March 2012).