Pakistan: Cyclone Yemyin/Floods Emergency appeal n° MDRPK001 Final Report


This report covers the period 4 July 2007 to 31 December 2011

Appeal history

  • Operations Update no.21 extended the emergency appeal to 30 June 2012 to enable the completion of the warehouse construction with a Final Report to be submitted on 30 September 2012. However, a decision was taken to conclude the operation instead on 31 December 2011, thereby transferring the remaining work on the warehouse construction and the balance of funding to the Country Plan 2012.
  • Operation Update no.17 extended this emergency appeal until 31 December 2010, only for the warehouse construction under the organizational development component.
  • Operations Update no.15 extended this appeal until 31 December 2009 only for the activity under organizational development component.
  • Operations Update no.13 signalled the revision of the budget to CHF 10.2 million and extension till June 2009.
  • A Revised Emergency Appeal was launched on 17 July 2007 for CHF 21.3 million to assist 360,500 beneficiaries (51,500 families) for six months.
  • CHF 250,000 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 2 July 2007.
  • A Preliminary Emergency Appeal for Cyclone Yemyin/floods was launched on 4 July 2007 for CHF 10.3 million for six months to assist 98,000 beneficiaries (14,000 families)

Programme summary

Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) took its active role with the provision of relief items and health and care services to the flood affected people since 26 June 2007. Initially PRCS reached 750 families with relief distributions, while a total of 1,320 tents were distributed in flood hit areas of Baluchistan and Sindh. By 12 July, more than 8,000 people received medical help from Red Cross Red Crescent operations and up to 2.1 tonnes of medicines and 3,000 food parcels reached the IFRC base camp in Turbat city, transported by road from Karachi.

After initial baseline information from PRCS assessments, IFRC field assessment and coordination team (FACT) sent two teams to cover Sindh and Baluchistan provinces in the districts of Kech, Jhal Magsi, Shahdad Kot and Dadu, selected in coordination with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and PRCS. The assessment findings which contributed to the revised Emergency Appeal were mindful of many demands and facilitated the launch of a good, basic structure for an emergency response. Emergency Response Units (ERUs) arriving shortly thereafter, comprising teams from Austria-Sweden (mass water unit), Denmark-Switzerland (logistics), Finland (basic health care), Spain (specialized water unit) and the United Kingdom (mass sanitation unit), bringing valuable and rapid assistance to the theatre of operations and generated a significant amount of vital contextual information. An operation office was set up in Karachi while field hubs were established in Larkana, Turbat and Jhal Magsi.