Period covered by this Ops Update: 30 October to 20 January 2012.
Appeal target (current): CHF4,158,791
Appeal coverage: 89%
• This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 23 September 2011 for CHF 4,158,791 for 12 months to assist 150,000 beneficiaries.
• Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): No DREF was required since IFRC operational support to the Somalia drought has been ongoing since January, 2011 through the scaled-up Somalia Annual Country Plan.
• Operational updates no 1 and 2 were put on the IFRC website on October 20 and 31 2011, respectively.
The six branches of Somaliland have received the consignment of the NFIs dispatched by the Regional Logistic Unit in Dubai and distributed the items to 1,650 households in the IDP settlements in Hargeisa, Berbera,
Burao, Erigavo, Las Anod and Borama. The consignment for Puntland arrived in Bosaso port on 10 December, 2011. The distribution for the IDP settlements in the three regions of Bari, Mudug and Nugal is expected to be completed by end of December. The five Land Cruiser vehicles for use by the mobile health teams have arrived in Berbera port in Somaliland on 6 December and will replace the current rented vehicles. Delivery to the SRCS branches is expected to be completed by 13 December.
The SRCS branches in Puntland (Galkayo, Bosaso and Garowe) received 1,000 ceramic water filters to be distributed to the IDP households. The SRCS branches in Somaliland and Puntland procured and delivered food rations for 9 schools in Somaliland and 5 in Puntland.
The mobile health teams continued to deliver services to the IDPs and nomadic communities in remote areas.
During the month of November, the 14 mobile teams reached 22,510 beneficiaries. These included 11,672 outpatient consultations, 2,251 antenatal consultations and 1,170 postnatal consultations. Additionally, 4,191 children were screened for growth monitoring, 972 children vaccinated, and 2,254 women received Tetanus Toxiod vaccine.