Pakistan

Floods 2011 - Emergency appeal n° MDRPK007

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This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 5,304,193 in cash, kind, or services to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to assist 105,000 people (15,000 families) beneficiaries for 6 months, and will be completed by 31 March 2012. A Final Report will be made available by 30 June 2012 (three months after the end of the operation).

Appeal history:

· A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 9 September 2011 for CHF 10.6 million to assist 105,000 people (15,000 families) for four months.

· Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 500,000 was initially allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society to respond to the floods in Sindh.

Summary: 4.8 million people remain affected by the current floods in Sindh, southern Pakistan, while some 72,000 people remain in relief camps[1]. After more than three months of relief interventions, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has reached more than 315,000 people (approximately 45,462 families[2]) with food and non-food distributions, emergency health services and water and sanitation. Based on persisting relief needs found through detailed assessments conducted jointly by PRCS and IFRC, and responding to the request from PRCS, this Emergency Appeal has been revised to provide appropriate and timely assistance in the sectors of relief, health, and water and sanitation. The budget has been reduced to better reflect the current in-country implementation capacity as well as government restrictions on unconditional food distributions as of January 2012. It also acknowledges donor fatigue experienced by humanitarian organizations across Pakistan, in a year fraught with global disasters.

Due to the lengthened duration required to complete these interventions in an environment recognized to be complex and volatile, this revision also extends the duration of the operation by two months. Activities are, therefore, expected to conclude by 31 March 2012. A final report will be made available by 30 June 2012 (three months after the end of the operation).

To keep donors informed on the progress of the operation, an operations update report will be issued by mid-February 2012.