Period covered by this Ops Update: 12 August, 2013 to 15 February 2014. This update represents a six-month summary of the operation (cumulative narrative and financial).
Appeal target (current): CHF 7,384,813
Appeal coverage: 42%
An Emergency Appeal was launched on 13 August, 2013 seeking CHF 918,554 for six months to assist up to 7,000 households (35,000 beneficiaries).
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 80,000 was initially allocated to support start-up of this operation.
An Operations Update n°1 was published on 30 August, 2013 to provide an update of the floods situation as well as slightly increase the budget to CHF 993,715 to reflect the Non Food Items (NFIs) price adjustments as well as the changes in the Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) deployments.
An Operations Update n°2 was published on 3 October, 2013 to provide additional updates of the floods situation as well as inform of an upcoming revision of the appeal.
The Revised Emergency Appeal was published on 10 October, 2013.Through the revision the appeal budget increased to CHF 7,384,813 and the targeted beneficiaries also increased to 15,000 households.
Furthermore, the geographical operation area expanded to also include the states of Gezira, White Nile, and Blue Nile and subsequently extended the duration of the operation to 18 months.
This 6 months summary update provides an overview of the situation and activities implemented during the initial 6 months of the operation. It also informs of an upcoming revision of the appeal and the rationale behind the decision to proceed in this manner.