This Revised Emergency Appeal adjusts the budget of the Emergency Appeal, launched on 11 August 2015, from CHF 3.9 million to CHF 3.2 million and outlines implementation approaches agreed for the recovery phase. The revised appeal budget includes a provision of CHF 125,800 for shelter cluster coordination. Through this operation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has supported and will continue to support the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver immediate relief and recovery assistance to 82,500 people (16,500 families) affected by the floods of July and August 2015. Provision of unconditional cash transfers will now be the main approach for empowering and assisting target populations, to enable them to meet their priority immediate and recovery needs of the. Click here for the revised Emergency Plan of Action and here for donor response list.
The operational strategy
The revised plan of action has been developed jointly by MRCS and IFRC, with ICRC and Partner National Societies (PNS) with a presence in Myanmar, fully updated about the adjustments made and the rationale for the adjustments. Some five months after the floods affected Myanmar, the response of the authorities and various humanitarian partners has shifted to recovery. Furthermore, MRCS – supported by IFRC and ICRC – has since undertaken detailed assessments which have determined the recovery needs of affected populations. The revised plan, therefore, seeks to clearly articulate the recovery interventions to be undertaken in addressing the needs of flood-affected people, as well as to align them with the financial resources received or projected to be mobilized and to define methodologies to ensure implementation is practically achievable within the remainder of the operational timeframe.
In addition to the interventions outlined in this revised appeal, ICRC will continue to respond and support MRCS in the implementation of interventions in Rakhine. During the emergency and relief phases, MRCS and ICRC distributed rice, essential household items, shelter kits and/or an equivalent in cash to the affected people. The joint MRCS-ICRC response has now begun to support livelihoods and provide work opportunities for those whose way of life was disrupted.
The response in Rakhine is using ICRC’s 2015 emergency appeal budget, for which it is also still seeking funding.