Coordination and Partnerships
From the onset of the emergency, the IFRC has maintained regular communication and provided continuous support to the Paraguay Red Cross. Initially, through its Pan-American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU) and the deployment of two Regional Intervention Team (RIT) members specializing in water and sanitation and livelihoods) and now through its country cluster office for Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay, the IFRC is working with the National Society to strengthen its capacities during this emergency response and in future disasters. Additionally, the PRC’s Disaster and Crisis Prevention, Response and Recovery (DCPRR) department is reporting on and coordinating support with all International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement components in the country, particularly the Swiss Red Cross and the ICRC.
The National Society has been cooperating and coordinating with national, departmental and municipal-level State institutions and other organizations since early December 2015.
With four months until the close of the operation, the Paraguayan Red Cross has made great progress towards accomplishing many of the proposed outputs. By the end of this reporting period, the food security component had been fully completed. Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities have reached an average of 80 per cent of the proposed objectives for this operation with planned health (pre-hospital care and psychosocial support) activities showing a similar level of progress. This operations update provides information on actions conducted during the reporting period, which covered 1 August to 31 October 2016. The revised Emergency Plan of Action (link above), which was published on 22 September 2016, provides detailed information prior to this reporting period.
At this time, the appeal’s coverage is at 82 per cent. The IFRC kindly requests further donations to ensure the completion of all of the operation’s proposed objectives.