Pakistan: Cyclone Yemyin/Floods Appeal MDRPK001 Operations Update No. 16


Period covered by this Ops Update:16 May to 16 September 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (=B1USD 13.73 million or =B1EUR 9.31 million)

Appeal coverage: 99%;

Appeal history:

- 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 its extension till June 2009.

- Operations update 15 extended this appeal till December 2009 only for the activities under the organizational development component.


The tender process for the warehouse construction is to be completed in September 2009. The process had to be carried out a second time as the contractor chosen during the first tendering process was not registered with the Pakistan engineering council. The warehouse is expected to be completed by January 2010. Once the contract is awarded, an extension for this appeal might be sought till January 2010. A project manager has been recruited to monitor the Karachi warehouse construction. The disaster management cells, health facilities and district branches are being run under the Pakistan earthquake appeal (M05EA022). The final cumulative number of beneficiaries (both in emergency and recovery phases) of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) health provisions in flood-affected areas is more than 172,000.

To date, contributions to this appeal have been received from American Red Cross, Australian Red Cross/Australian government, Austrian Red Cross, British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross/Canadian government, Hong Kong Branch of the Red Cross Society of China, Czech Red Cross, Danish Red Cross/Danish government, Finnish Red Cross, German Red Cross, Icelandic Red Cross, Irish Red Cross/Irish government, Japanese Red Cross, the Republic of Korea Red Cross, Lichtenstein Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross/Netherlands government, New Zealand Red Cross, Norwegian Red Cross, Singapore Red Cross/Singapore government, Spanish Red Cross, Swedish Red Cross/Swedish government, Swiss Red Cross, Taiwan Red Cross Organization, and the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent.

The International Federation on behalf of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, would like to thank all partners for their response to this appeal.