Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 March to 15 May 2009
Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (USD 12.5 million or EUR 9.2 million);
Appeal coverage: 99%;
- A preliminary Emergency Appeal for Cyclone Yemyin/floods was launched on 4 July 2007 for CHF 10.38 million (USD 10 million or EUR 6.6 million) for six months to assist 98,000 beneficiaries (14,000 families)
- CHF 250,000 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 2 July 2007.
- A revised Emergency Appeal was launched on 17 July for CHF 21.34 million (USD 20.6 million or EUR 13.5 million) to assist 360,500 beneficiaries (51,500 families) for six months.
- Operations update 13 signalled the revision of the budget to CHF 10.2 million and extension to June 2009.
- This operations update (number 15) seeks an extension of the appeal until December 2009 only for the activity under the organizational development component.
A significant achievement during the reporting period was the completion of the rehabilitation of two water supply schemes for 1,200 families in Dannok (Turbat, Baluchistan). A second mitigation project is expected to be completed by early June 2009 in Sindh; as this project is also based on the results from a vulnerability capacity assessment (VCA). Disaster management cells have been opened in four districts under this appeal.
The four health facilities continued to provide health and care in the areas of Jhal Magsi, Sibi, Larkana and Dadu. The cumulative number of beneficiaries (both in emergency and recovery phases) of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) health provisions in flood-affected areas stand at more than 159,000.
To diversify the national society's branch network, four district branches have also been opened in the flood-affected areas.