Appeal History and Background
• Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): on May 20, 2015, 178,980 Swiss francs were initially allocated from IFRC’s DREF to support the National Society set up the operations in five states.
• An Emergency Appeal was launched on 10 July 2015 for 3,934,859 Swiss francs to assist 389,930 beneficiaries for 12 months.
• Operations update n°1 was posted 18 August 2015 to inform the progress of the operation.
• Operations update n°2 was posted 28 August 2015 to inform the progress of the operation.
• A 6- Month Summary Update was issued on 1 March 2016 to update on operational progress of 6 months’ implementation.
• Operations update n° 4 was posted 18 June 2016 to inform the progress of the operation and extension of the appeal is requested till December 2016.
• 12 Month Update was issued on 31st of August 2016 on operational progress of the operation
• Operation Update n° 5 issued on 22 December 2016 to inform the operation progress and extending the operation till March 31, 2017
• This final report consolidates all the achievements of the response operation over a period of one year and eight months.
On 20 May 2015, Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Appeal (EA), which sought 3,934,859 Swiss francs to support the National Society (SRCS) address emergency health, hygiene promotion, water and sanitation, emergency shelter including basic household items, needs for 389,930 people in the Darfur region, for 12 months.
The Federation released 178,890 Swiss francs from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) as a “startup” loan to the EA, and goods in kind, which had been prepositioned in-country following the MDRSS021 Floods operation in 2014-2015.
The activities of this appeal ended on 31 March 2017 accomplishing few intended activities due to limited donor response which made funding to SRCS by IFRC impossible. Mainly because the situation is now considered in the recovery phase and no longer an emergency, along with the influx of South Sudanese refuges in the area, a decision was made to stop activities in March 2017. The situation is under observation by SRCS and its partners operating in the area if the condition requires emergency response. Due to new arrival of South Sudanese refugees in Darfur and Kordofan states, SRCS in collaboration with IFRC is in preparation of launching a new population movement appeal targeting South Sudanese refugees in April 2017.
The major donors and partners of this appeal multilaterally include: American Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross (from Canadian Government), Swedish Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Saudi Arabian Red Crescent Society, Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association and Italian Government.
On behalf of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, IFRC would like to sincerely thank all partners for their generous contributions and support to this Emergency Appeal.