Pakistan: Earthquake Emergency Appeal No. M05EA022 Operations Update No. 32


GLIDE no. EQ-2005-000174-PAK

Period covered by this Ops Update: October 2008 to April 2009;

Appeal target (current): CHF 167.6 million (USD 153.8 million or EUR 111 million);

Appeal coverage: 95%

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 9 October 2005 for CHF 10.8 Approximately 15,000 families in the Battagram and Manshera districts have received agricultural assistance such as seeds, tools and fertilizer and skill development such as sewing, stitching and cutting and basic infrastructure rehabilitation. Here, a team of experts inspects progress on the rehabilitation of a two-kilometre irrigation channel in Balakot. Photo: Mubashir Fida/International Federation. million (USD 10.38 million or EUR 6.69 million) for four months to assist 30,000 families (totalling 120,000 people reached).

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was initially allocated from Federation's DREF to support national society response.

- The preliminary appeal budget was increased to CHF 73.3 million on 12 October 2005 and the number of families reached increased to 150,000 families (750,000 people reached) for six months. The number of families reached was revised down to 70,000 families on 17 October 2005; based on delivery capacity and a revised average family size of seven.

- A revised emergency appeal was launched on 28 March 2006 for CHF 227 million to assist over 1,085,000 people through to the end of 2008.

- The budget for the appeal was revised down to CHF 165 million on 12 December 2006 to assist over 1,085,000 beneficiaries till the end of 2008.

- The appeal budget was further revised down from CHF 165.2 million (USD 158.6 million or EUR 102.3 million) to CHF 164.5 million (USD 157.8 million or EUR 101.8 million) and the timeframe of the operation was extended to the end of 2009 as stated in Operations Update No 30, posted on 7 May 2008.

- Operations update 31 revised the budget figures from CHF 164.5 million (USD 157.8 million or EUR 101.8 million) to CHF 167.6 million (USD 153.1 million or EUR 106.8 million) due to adjustments in the values of in-kind donations to the appeal.

Summary: All the programmes under the earthquake appeal progressed as planned during the reporting period, except for a period between April and May 2009 when activities had to be stopped due to a security situation. As of May 2009, the International Federation's country office has nine delegates and 95 local staff.

The report from the second participatory rural appraisal, for health care services was conducted in Balakot, was shared. Though, already decided, the report confirmed the need to continue health and care in the earthquake affected areas until December 2009. From October 2008 till April 2009, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), International Federation health teams (in Banna, teams supported by Canadian Red Cross) treated more than 50,000 outpatients. Considerable amount of progress has been made in HIV/AIDS project. The awareness sessions and youth peer education (YPE) activities commenced in four areas of the country.

A total of 35 disaster management cells have been opened throughout the country. More than 150 strong disaster response members have been trained at all levels (national, provincial/regional and district levels) of the national society.

Five construction projects, out of the total 34, have been completed under the reconstruction programme.

More than 1,500 families (10,500 people) have benefitted from the agricultural rehabilitation projects under the livelihood programme.

Under water and sanitation, a total of 53 water supply schemes have been repaired/rehabilitated out of a target of 79. More than 3,900 latrines have been constructed.

A three-year campaign titled "Our World, Your Move" has been launched by the PRCS along with the International Federation.

Pakistan is facing the biggest movement of internally displaced people (IDP), since its inception in 1947 due to the military operation against militants in parts of the North West Frontier Province and the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). To support the national society in IDP operation the International Federation has launched an Emergency Appeal for CHF 23.9 million to support 20,000 IDP families (140,000 people) for a period of seven months. The PRCS and the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) are running seven camps for IDPs from the conflict areas.

In view of the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis and involvement of key PRCS staff (from this earthquake operation) in the IDPs operation, a delay of three months in the implementation of activities under this appeal is envisaged.

On behalf of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, the International Federation thanks all Movement partners and other donors for their kind and generous support and contribution to this emergency appeal.