Namibia: Caprivi Floods Emergency Appeal no. MDRNA003 Final Report

Situation Report
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Period covered by this Final Report: 22 March to 22 September 2007;

Appeal target (current): CHF 877,479 (USD 719,245 or EUR 545,018);

Final Appeal coverage: 40%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 22 March 2007 for CHF 877,479 (USD 719,245 or EUR 545,018) for six months to assist 15,000 beneficiaries.

- CHF 112,877 was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) in responding to the need of the displaced families.

Summary: NRCS supported the government efforts in assisting the families affected by flooding in the Caprivi region, through the procurement and distribution of non-food relief to over 2,600 out of a targeted 3,000 households. In addition, the National Society ensured adequate supply of clean water at all relocation sites, rehabilitation of family latrines, as well as undertaking hygiene and health promotion activities. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Southern African Zone Office facilitated the provision of seed funding from the DREF, complemented by in-country technical support on the operation and enhancing the capacities of the staff and volunteers involved.

NRCS' partnership between the government's Emergency Management Unit (EMU) at national level and with Regional Emergency Management Unit (REMU) at regional/local level has been enhanced through close collaboration in planning and implementation of the relief operation.