Seychelles: Flood Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRSC003 Update n° 1

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

Due to a delay in procurement and custom clearance as well as obtaining items from local markets due to limited availability, implementation of certain activities, namely distribution of mosquito spray and coils, were delayed for three weeks. To date, one month’s supply of coils and spray have been distributed in each of the three locations. This updated EPoA reflects the delay and extends the period of implementation until 31 May 2014 to allow for the distribution of the second portion of relief items, operations review and lesson workshop to be included as planned.

There has also been delay in the printing of IEC materials which has been sent to the printing company. The National Society has planned to conduct the hygiene promotion training and subsequent activities using the leaflet. As a result, the training will be conducted in the first week of April, followed by the activities thereafter.

The TV spot has already been put together and will be aired as from April because of slot time available by the Seychelles Broadcasting Cooperation (SBC). The messages will be aired in April and May since the chosen messages are considered to be still relevant.

RCSS will be supported with a two day contingency planning workshop with PIROI as a continuation of the review and lesson learned exercise planned for the end of the operations.
The budget has also been revised slightly to reflect actual expenditures to date. The logistics services line has been increased by CHF 500, with the same amount reduced from transportation. In addition, CHF 200 was reduced from stationery costs and moved to the printing line.

The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) and Tsunami Residual Funds have contributed towards replenishing the DREF allocation made for this operation. The major donors and partners of DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and government, Danish Red Cross and government, DG ECHO, the Irish and the Italian governments, the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Luxembourg government, the Monaco Red Cross and government, the Netherlands Red Cross and government, the Norwegian Red Cross and government, the Spanish Government, the Swedish Red Cross and government, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Medtronic and Z Zurich Foundations, and other corporate and private donors.

IFRC, on behalf of the Seychelles Red Cross Society, would like to extend thanks to all for their generous contributions.