This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks 1,604,185 Swiss francs (decreased from 3,622,689 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 67,500 people (increased from 40,000 people) for 22 months. The budget has been revised to match the total income and hence there is no funding gap for the revised operation. The revised operation focuses on the following sectors: health, shelter (and non-food relief items), water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), food security and livelihoods, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and institutional disaster response capacity enhancement (including cash transfer programming (CTP) training).
The revised response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation, and adjusted based on developments and more detailed assessments. Major changes include timeframe extension by four months, de-prioritisation of permanent shelter component due to insufficient funding and the revision of the number of people to be assisted for livelihood, health and WASH. In addition, health and risk reduction programmes will be implemented from December 2017 to March 2018 and SLRCS capacity enhancement on CTP which includes training and pilot field testing will be conducted. Details are available in the Revised Plan of Action.