Seychelles: Floods DREF operation n° MDRSC002 Operation update n° 1

DREF operation n° MDRSC002

Period covered by this update:
7 February to 4 May 2013

CHF 106,551 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on to support the Red Cross Society of Seychelles for a period of three months in delivering assistance to some 3,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: This DREF operation was launched on 7 February 2013, following the heavy rains from the Feleng tropical depression in the Indian Ocean that caused severe flooding in the regions of Anse Aux Pins, Au Cap, Point Larue on the main Island Mahe and on the third largest inhabited island La Digue

The Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS) initiated its response with performing rapid needs assessments and developed a plan of action, in coordination with the government office of the Department of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM) and the local authorities.

Supported by IFRC’s DREF, RCSS has been able to provide immediate assistance to flood affected families, with food and non-food items, conduct health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities and replenished its disaster preparedness stock.