Mali: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action DREF n° MDRML013/PML027 EPoA update n° 1 | 3 December 2018

Situation Report
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Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

Following the results of the detailed evaluation carried out in October 2018, the Malian Red Cross requests a one month no cost extension to the operation to complete implementation of remaining as set out in this operation as well as an appropriate follow-up of the results envisaged by the DREF. The new end date is 04 January 2019. The main reason for the extension request is detailed below:
• Following the results of the detailed assessment of October 2018, the National Society considers that it is no longer necessary to make a distribution of shelter and tarpaulin kits, given the delay in the implementation of initial activities.
• The extension of 1 month is necessary also due to the delays encountered at the launch of this operation and the finalization of the security assessment;
o No other changes to the implementation of the operation are foreseen.

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the disaster

Since 7th of August 2018, Mali has been affected by heavy rainfall, which peaked between 17 to 19 August, causing floods across the country. These floods have caused great damage in localities of six out of the ten regions of the country. In addition, according to the Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, during the third week of August, heavy rainfall accumulations (>100mm) were received throughout several West African nations including Mali, after several previous weeks of heavy and above-average rainfall.

The current post-election period is also affected by various other types of crises (food insecurity, conflicts etc.). The country is likely to sustain further flooding problems and will exacerbate the already enormous humanitarian needs in the coming months.

The Malian Red Cross made arrangements to provide support in several affected localities with the help of its partners. The Kita circle, having received no help, the CRM with funding from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, intends to provide support to 600 victims in 3 localities (Kita commune, Kokofata commune and that of Sirakoro).