Philippines: Typhoons Appeal No.26/2004 Operation Update No. 6


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In Brief

Appeal No. 26/04; Operations Update no. 6; Period covered: 6 May - 13 June 2005; Appeal coverage (received/pledged/indicated): 81.1%;

Appeal history:

Preliminary appeal launched on 2 December 2004 for CHF 2,011,000 (USD 1,749,036 or EUR 1,316,738) for three months for 250,000 beneficiaries.

Appeal revised on 15 December 2004 for CHF 4,193,878 (USD 3,634,146 or EUR 2,731,487) for six months for 60,000 families (some 300,000 beneficiaries).

This operations update extends the appeal timeframe till the end of August 2005.

Final report is due in September 2005.

Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 150,000.

Outstanding needs : CHF 790,877 (USD 634,886 or EUR 512,226)

Related Emergency or Annual Appeals: Southeast Asia Annual Appeal 01.66/2004 and 05AA057

Operational Summary:

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) has completed the procurement of shelter materials and food items, and have begun distributing them to the targeted communities. Both relief distributions and health activities made significant progress. All non-food distributions have been completed. New emergency health kits, supplementary medical supplies and equipment were provided to the selected health facilities along with health serv ices and education activities. The rehabilitation work of the identified health facilities for rehabilitation is completed. The official handing over of the facilities took place on 13 June 2005. The PNRC organized further disaster response teams training to strengthen its capacity to respond to future disaster. A template for disaster assessment has been completed.

Due to the enormous logistical requirements for the distribution of remaining food items in 13 provinces and trucking of several tonnes of shelter materials from PNRC central warehouse to distribution points, the national society will not be able to complete the operation before the end of June 2005. Therefore, the operational timeframe is extended until 31 August to allow PNRC to wind up field activities, consolidate project documents and financial reports from the chapters and submit the final report.

For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:

In the Philippines: Victor Liozo, Secretary General, Philippine National Red Cross; email:; Phone: +63.2.527.8384; Fax: +63.2.527.0887; Floyd Barnaby, Head of Delegation; email:; Phone: +63.2.527.6227; Mobile: +63.915.570.4694; Fax: +63.2.527.0859;

In Bangkok: Dr Ian Wilderspin, Head of Regional Disaster Risk Management Unit, Southeast Asia Regional Delegation, Bangkok, Thailand, email:; Phone: +66.2.640.8211; Fax: +66.2.640.8220;

In Geneva: Charles Evans or Sabine Feuglet, Southeast Asia Desk Officer, Asia Pacific Department; email: or; Phone: +41.22.730.4320/4349; Fax: +41.22.733.0395.

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