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Middle East & North Africa: Civil Unrest Revised Emergency appeal n° MDR82001REA

Originally published


Period covered by this Ops Update: 17 May to 22 June, 2011.

Appeal target (current): with this Operations Update, This Emergency Appeal, as per the current revision, seeks CHF 15,145,920 in cash, kind or services to assist 300,000 beneficiaries. Additional financing being sought reflects a new scope of initiatives for Libya and Phase 2 activities in Tunisia primarily focused on displaced Libyans and Tunisian host families in the south of the country.

Appeal coverage: 67% based on the revised amount above. While there has been a good response from donors and partners in terms of in-kind donations for the current Emergency Operation, cash support has been limited, which discourages flexible and quick responses in a highly fluid context.

Appeal history:

• CHF150,000 was allocated on 24 January 2011, from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Tunisian Red Crescent (TRC) in its response to civil unrest in Tunisia.

• On 12 February, a DREF allocation of CHF107,672 was provided to the Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERCS) to help it deliver assistance to 10,000 beneficiaries as a result of civil unrest in the country.

• On 25 February, a DREF allocation of CHF 59,374 was allocated to enable the Federation Middle EastNorth Africa (MENA) Zone conduct an emergency field mission in Egypt and Tunisia to assess the impact of civil unrest in Libya.

• A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 1 March for CHF 4,458,090 for six months to assist 100,000 beneficiaries.

• The Emergency Appeal was revised on 24 March to an amount of CHF12,269,102 with the number of targeted beneficiaries increased to 150,000 and the timeframe extended to the end of December 2011.

• The Revised Emergency Appeal was adjusted further as of 17 May seeking a new total of CHF14,840,345 due to growing unrest in Syria and Yemen, greater contingency planning efforts and an overall increase in beneficiary targeting to 280,000 people.

• This latest revision seeks a total of CHF15,145,920 to support new activities in Libya and growing needs in southern Tunisia. Overall beneficiary numbers are now at 300,000 people while the timeframe is unchanged to the end of December 2011.