Philippines: Typhoon Fengshen Emergency Appeal No. MDRPH004 Final Report


GLIDE no. TC-2008-000093-PHL

Period covered by this final report: 1 March to 30 June 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,996,287 (USD 1.88 million or EUR 1.34 million)

Appeal coverage: To date, the revised appeal is 121% covered

Appeal history:

- 24 June 2008: A preliminary emergency appeal was launched for CHF 8,310,213 (USD 8 million or EUR 5.1 million) for 12 months to assist 6,000 families.

- 31 December 2008: This emergency appeal was revised down to CHF 1,996,287 (USD 1.88 million or EUR 1.34 million) for 12 months to assist 1,000 families.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was allocated from the International Federation's DREF.

- With this final report, this emergency appeal will be closed. As there is still a remaining balance of CHF 428,584 (USD 417,442 or EUR 282,920) currently outstanding, the International Federation seeks to reallocate these funds to the Philippines: Plan 2010-2011 (MAAPH001) to support the capacity building of the Philippine national society. Partners/donors who have any questions about the reallocation of the final balance of funds are kindly requested to contact the International Federation within the next 90 days.

Summary: The emergency shelter and relief, water and sanitation, and health components of the operation are now closed, having achieved their respective objectives. Following this phase, emphasis is now focused on the Philippine National Red Cross's capacity building components, especially in disaster management and logistics.

Despite the numerous financial constraints and logistics challenges, the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) through support from International Federation provided 1,350 families in the two provinces of Aklan and Iloilo transitional houses with latrines expected to last from five to eight years. This surplus of 350 houses was made possible through the reallocation of remaining funds from the 2006 Typhoons operations equalling CHF 524,258 (USD 466,696 or EUR 343,825).

All activities were implemented and completed by end-June 2009 which marks the end of the operational timeframe for this appeal.

Partner national societies which have made contributions to the appeal include: American Red Cross, British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross/Canadian government, Danish Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross/Finnish government, German Red Cross/German government, Hong Kong branch of the Red Cross Society of China, Japanese Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross\Netherlands government, New Zealand Red Cross and Swedish Red Cross. Contributions have also been received from the Australian government.

The International Federation, on behalf of the Philippine National Red Cross society, would like to thank all partners and donors who have contributed to this appeal.