St. Vincent & Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Floods DREF operation n° MDRVC001

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36,303 Swiss francs have been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross (SVGRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 200 families. Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: During the second week of April heavy rainfall caused landslides and rivers to overflow in the north-eastern section of Saint Vincent island. Approximately 55 households were directly affected and up to 20,000 persons continue to be affected due to the lack of potable water. Local authorities and the National Society opened collective centres, providing food and non-food items to the affected persons.

This DREF operation aims to replenish the distributed relief stock of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross, providing cleaning materials for 25 households and potable water to approximately 200 affected families in partnership with the local authorities.

This operation is expected to be implemented over three months, and will therefore be completed by August 2011; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by November 2011).