Sri Lanka

Floods and landslides Emergency appeal n° MDRLK003 Operations update n° 4

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Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 August 2011 - 30 November 2011

Appeal target (current): CHF 4.62 million

Appeal coverage: Including soft pledges, this appeal is 51 per cent covered. Funds are still needed to enable the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society to meet the needs of the most vulnerable flood-affected families.

Appeal history:

  • This emergency appeal was revised on 26 January 2011 for CHF 4.62 million for 12 months to assist up to 75,000 people (15,000 families) affected by the floods.

  • A preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 14 January 2011 for CHF 655,670 for six months to assist up to 70,000 people (14,000 families).

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 100,166 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ DREF to support the National Society to respond to the floods.

  • With this update, the operation timeframe is extended for two months until 31 March 2012 to allow sufficient time for final site monitoring visits particularly for community projects (which will end in January 2012), to follow up on any defect liabilities, collect and consolidate final financial and narrative reports from branches, conduct beneficiary review and satisfaction survey, and facilitate external evaluation.