Philippines

Tropical Storm Washi (MDRPH008) - Operations Update no 3

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Period covered by this operations update: 29 December 2011 to 6 January 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,629,398

Appeal coverage: The appeal is 97 per cent covered through contributions received. Further funding is also in the pipeline.

Based on needs, the current operation is exceeding initial targets and is currently being reviewed to target up to 15,000 families with assistance. The details of the expanded operation will be defined based on further assessments completed in the first week of January 2012 and will be presented in a revised emergency appeal.

Funds are urgently needed to enable Philippine Red Cross to meet the immediate needs of most vulnerable stormaffected families.

Appeal history:

  • This emergency appeal was launched on a preliminary basis on 21 December 2011 for CHF 2,629,398 for nine months to assist 5,000 families (25,000 people)

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) DREF to support the initial response of the national society.