Sierra Leone: Cholera Epidemic Emergency appeal n° MDRSL003 Operation update n°3
Period covered by this Ops Update: 30 December 2012 to 15 January 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 1,061,852 in cash, kind and services and services.
Appeal coverage: 100%
This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a Preliminary basis on 16 August 2012 for CHF 1,151,632 for 6 months to assist 1,440,000 beneficiaries. CHF 150,000 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) as start up funds.
The Emergency Appeal was launched on 17 September 2012 for CHF 1,358,780 for 6 months to assist 1,539,206 direct beneficiaries and 2,000,000 indirect beneficiaries.
Operations update no. 1, published on 17 October 2012 provided a progress update on the deployment o three Emergency Response Units (ERUs), consisting of a Basic Health Care Unit from the Finnish and Japanese Red Cross, Community Health Module from the Norwegian and Canadian Red Cross, and a Mass Sanitation Module from the British Red Cross. These bilateral contributions are not included in the current appeal target.
The Revised Emergency Appeal was launched on 29 December, 2012 reducing the appeal amount from CHF 1,358,780 to CHF 1,061,852. The number of targeted beneficiaries also increased due to the expansion of the target area. Previously the operation had focused only on Kambia, Port Loko, Bombali and Tonkolili, with activities in the revised appeal expanded to all 13 districts in the country
Operations update no. 2 was published on 29 December 2012 to provide and updated on the then recently launched Revised Emergency Appeal
On 15 January the period of operations for the emergency appeal was extended for one month. Operations are planned to be finished by the end of March. The reason for the extension is late arrival of funds, which has resulted in delays in the implementation of planned activities.