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Operations update no. 10; Period covered: 1 - 31 October 2007; Appeal target: CHF 21.35 million (USD 18.9 million or EUR 13 million); Appeal coverage: CHF 9.05 million (42%); Outstanding needs: CHF 12.3 million (USD 10.9 million or EUR 7.5 million).
- Preliminary Appeal launched on 4 July 2007 for CHF 10.38 million (USD 8.5 million or EUR 6.2 million) to assist 14,000 families for six months.
- A Revised Emergency Appeal was launched on 17 July 2007 for CHF 21.34 million (USD 17.3 million or EUR 12.9 million) to assist 51,500 families for six months.
- Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 250,000 on 2 July 2007.
Operational Summary: The floods operation is entering its final stages. While the operation was scheduled to continue up to end- December 2007, activities are expected to be concluded by end- November. This is mainly due to planned recovery/rehabilitation activities being cancelled due to budget constraints. Renewed provision of food, non-food and shelter items, which began during September, is continuing in Jhal Magsi and Turbat districts in Baluchistan province. Work at both locations should be finished around mid-November. In Sindh province, with food, non-food and shelter kits already provided in the area surrounding Larkana district, distributions at Dadu district were to be finished by the end of the first week of November. However, due to security reasons, distributions in Dadu were suspended on 28 October, with approximately 95 per cent of the distributions completed. The remaining items may be transferred as disaster preparedness stock to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society's (PRCS) warehouse in Karachi.
Some of the emergency response units (ERUs) from Austria-Sweden, Denmark-Switzerland, Finland, Spain and the United Kingdom, deployed during the floods operation, are interested in conducting training sessions for PRCS staff and volunteers, building on their experiences during the operation. This is under discussion and was taken up at the recent partnership meeting (23-25 October) hosted by the PRCS in Islamabad. Longer-term activities are also being explored in the sectors of health and disaster management. Such actions are intended to be beyond the term of the flood operation and form part of more regular programming of the Federation and national society.
How we work
All International Federation assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) in Disaster Relief and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (Sphere) in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable.
The Federation's Global Agenda
The International Federation's activities are aligned under a Global Agenda which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".
Global Agenda Goals:
- Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.
- Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.
- Increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability.
- Reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.
Pakistan Red Crescent Society: Khalid Kibriya (Secretary General) ; email: email@example.com; phone: +92.51.0407; fax : + 92.51.925.0408
Federation country delegation in Pakistan: Azmat Ulla (Head of delegation); email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +92.51.925.0416/7 ; mobile: +92.300.850.3317
Federation Pakistan flood operation: Steven Loyst (Head of operations); email: email@example.com; mobile: +92.345.855.4501
Federation South Asia regional delegation in India: Al Panico (Head of delegation); email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: + 91.11.2411.1125; fax: +91.11.2411.1128.
Kuala Lumpur regional logistics unit, Ilir Caushaj (Regional logistics coordinator); email: email@example.com; phone: + 60.1.2628.2707; fax +60.3.2168.8573 or Jeremy Francis (Regional logistics delegate); email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: + 60.1.2298.9752; Kuala Lumpur disaster management unit, Latifur Rahman (Regional disaster management delegate); email: email@example.com; phone: + 60.1.2975.0144; fax +60.3.2168.8573
Federation Secretariat in Geneva: Linda Stops, (Operations coordinator); email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone +41.22.730.4300; fax: +41.22.733.0395