This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,312,669 (USD 1,323,610 or EUR 989,772) in cash, kind, or services to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to assist 13,200 beneficiaries for six months, as well as preparing MRCS to respond to future disasters by replenishing stocks for 1,300 families. The operation will be completed by the end of October 2010, and a final report will be made available by 31 January 2011.
- An Emergency Appeal seeking CHF 1,062,295 (USD 991,697 or EUR 744,243) in cash, kind, or services was launched on 29 March 2010 for six months to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to assist 13,600 beneficiaries in 13 identified provinces whose vulnerability and needs had dramatically increased due to the seriousness of the climatic and social situation.
- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 100,000 was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the National Society in its initial response. Unearmarked funds to replenish DREF are encouraged.
This revised appeal outlines a budget extension of CHF 258,469 from the March 2010 budget figure of CHF1,062,295. The operation has been implemented according to plan in terms of its targeted number of beneficiaries and the completion date at end of September 2010. The current increase in budget, mainly from the funding support of OPEC Fund for International Development, will enable Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to replenish its emergency stocks for 1,300 families to better respond to future needs of communities which are prone to adverse effects of severe winter frequently affecting Mongolia.
To date, MRCS has completed the distribution of food parcels and essential non-food items to 1,800 of the most affected herding households in eight provinces. The original plan of action was revised to maximize impact of the emergency appeal operation. Distribution of cash grants to 1,100 herding families in five provinces is also completed.
The operation, incorporating the additional of component of stock replenishment, will be extended to 31 October 2010. In line with IFRC reporting standards, the final report (financial and narrative) will be available within three months after the end of the operation (31 January 2011).
Partners who made contributions to the appeal include American Red Cross, Australian Red Cross/ Australian government, British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross/ Canadian government, Danish Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, Hong Kong branch of the Red Cross Society of China, Icelandic Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross/ Netherlands government, Norwegian Red Cross, OPEC Fund for International Development, Swedish Red Cross/ Swedish government and the French government.
IFRC, on behalf of Mongolian Red Cross Society, would like to thank all partners for their generous response to this appeal.