Cyclone Nargis Emergency appeal final report


Period covered by this final consolidated report: May 2008 to September 2011 Appeal target (current): CHF 68.6 million

Appeal coverage: 102%

Appeal history:

  • 2 March 2011, the budget was revised down to CHF 68.6 million and the revised appeal extended by two months from May to end July 2011.

  • 8 July 2008: A revised emergency appeal was launched for CHF 73.9 million to assist 100,000 households for 36 months.

  • 16 May 2008: An emergency appeal was launched for CHF 52,857,809 to assist 100,000 households for 36 months.

  • 6 May 2008: A preliminary emergency appeal was launched for CHF 6,290,909 to assist 30,000 households for six months.

  • 5 May 2008: CHF 200,000 was allocated from the International Federation‟s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).


The three-year fully-funded Cyclone Nargis recovery operation has been successfully completed, reaching about 174,000 households and 132,460 school children in the Ayeyarwady Delta.
While the operation came to an official close at the end of September with a highly satisfactory reconciliation of National Society working advances, field activities concluded in May and the nine hub offices in the Delta closed progressively between June and July. The conclusion of field activities and the closure of hub offices which involved the departure of staff as per the terms of their employment contracts and a sizeable inventory and transfer of assets and materials, were conducted smoothly thanks to detailed transition planning jointly undertaken by MRCS and IFRC early on in the operation. The month of October 2011 has been devoted to finalizing the required financial and narrative reporting.
Out of the total appeal target of CHF 68.6 million, a total of CHF 65.8 million has been spent. Approximately CHF 5.3 million remains unspent from the total income of the operation which stands at CHF 71.1 million.
With the approval of partners, this balance of CHF 5.3 million will be transferred to the annual programme income for use for activities including those under disaster management, water and sanitation, health and care and organizational development, to be conducted by MRCS with IFRC support over the next few years.
Details on the sectoral allocation of these funds will be provided in forthcoming programme updates produced by IFRC.
Donors are encouraged to contact the Asia Pacific zone office within the next 30 days if they have any queries or require clarification regarding this reallocation