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Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP): Mid-Year Review of the Appeal 2008 for Sri Lanka

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Inter Agency Standing Committee country team in Sri Lanka in consultation with the Government of Sri Lanka, donors and agencies involved in humanitarian relief and early recovery activities agreed that the scenarios described in the Common Humanitarian Action Plan 2008 remain largely valid - they had been revised early in 2008, following the Government’s announcement of its withdrawal from the Ceasefire Agreement. The 2008 Mid-Year Review process enabled stakeholders, under the direction of the Sector Leads to look critically at progress made to date, to note changes in context and needs, and to update response plans appropriately.

The fighting in the North has intensified, but has not led to large numbers of new internally displaced persons (IDPs). The maximum number of new displacements has therefore, been revised downward from 300,000 to 230,000. Although the potential new IDP caseload has been reduced, many of the communities exposed to insecurity and fighting in the North facing multiple displacements, need to be factored into humanitarian planning and response.

The priority area for humanitarian relief is now centred on the conflict affected zones of the North where access remains difficult and the number of IDPs has slowly increased during the first 5 months of 2008, and could rapidly increase at any time. Security concerns, access restrictions and limits on the importation of food, fuel, medicines, equipment and other materials have made the implementation of relief operations increasingly complex and added to the cost of operations.

In the East, focus is on the returnee population, with an urgent need to support activities that will build confidence and support stabilisation of communities. Without a timely injection of funding for basic infrastructure and early recovery activities, particularly to support resumption of sustainable livelihoods and improve medium term food security, the already fragile coping mechanisms of vulnerable displaced and returnee families will further deteriorate.

Based on the evolving situation and resulting changes in the humanitarian context, the Mid Year Review introduces new projects and revisions to existing projects and brings the total revised funding requirements to US$1 195.7 million. The $20.3 million (10%) increase is due to significantly higher food, fuel and operational costs. As of 25 June, the Sri Lanka appeal had received $64 million, leaving an outstanding funding requirement for 2008 of $131.4 million.

Note

(1) All dollar signs in this document denote United States dollars. Funding for this appeal should be reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS, fts@reliefweb.int), which will display its requirements and funding on the CAP 2008 page.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Table I. Requirements, Commitments/Contributions and Pledges per Sector Table II. Requirments, Commitments/Contributions and Pledges by Priority

Table III. Requirements, Commitments/Contributions and Pledges per Appealing Organisation

2. CHANGES IN THE CONTEXT, HUMANITARIAN NEEDS, AND RESPONSE

3. RESPONSE TO DATE, AND UPDATED STRATEGIC AND SECTORAL RESPONSE PLANS

3.A Impact of Funding Levels on Implementation

3.B Strategic Priorities

3.1. PROTECTION/HUMAN RIGHTS/RULE OF LAW

3.1.A Response to date

3.1.B Updated Strategic Priorities

3.1.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector response plans

3.2 SHELTER/NFRI/CAMP MANAGEMENT

3.2.A Response to date

3.2.B Updated strategic priorities

3.2.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector plans

3.3 WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE

3.3.A Progress to date

3.3.B Updated strategic priorities

3.3.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector plans

3.4 FOOD AID

3.4.A Response to date

3.4.B Updated strategic priorities

3.4.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector plans

3.5 NUTRITION

3.5.A Response to date

3.5.B Updated Strategic Priorities

3.5.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector response plans

3.6 HEALTH

3.6.A Response to date

3.6.B Updated Strategic Priorities

3.6.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector response plans

3.7 EDUCATION

3.7.A Progress to date

3.7.B Updated Strategic Priorities

3.7.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector response plans

3.8 FOOD SECURITY INCLUDING AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES

3.8.A Response to date

3.8.B Updated Strategic Priorities

3.8.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector response plans

3.9 ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

3.9.A Response to date

3.9.B Updated strategic priorities

3.9.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector response plans

3.10 SECURITY

3.10.A Response to date

3.10.B Updated strategic priorities

3.10.C Response to date per cluster and updated sector response plans

3.11 LOGISTICS, SUPPORT AND COORDINATION

3.11.A Response to date

3.11.B Updated strategic priorities

3.11.C Response to date and updated sector response plans

4. CONCLUSION

Table IV. List of Appeal Projects (grouped by Sector) with funding status of each

NEW AND REVISED PROJECTS

Shelter/NFRI/Camp Management

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Food Aid

Nutrition

Education

Agriculture (including Food Security)

Economic Recovery and Infrastructure (ERI)

Logistics, Support and Coordination

ANNEX I. ADDITIONAL FUNDING TABLES

ANNEX II. ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

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