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Middle East & North Africa: Civil Unrest - Emergency appeal n° MDR82001REA - Operation Update n°10

Situation Report
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Period covered by this Ops Update: 24 Oct. to 29 Dec. 2011.

Appeal target (current): This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 15,145,940 in cash, kind or services to assist 300,000 beneficiaries.

Appeal coverage:

73% based on the revised amount above. While has been a good response from donors and partners in terms of in-kind donations for the current emergency operation, cash support has been limited which discourages flexible and quick responses in highly fluid context.

Appeal history:

  • CHF 150,000 was allocated on 24 January 2011, from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Tunisian Red Crescent (TRC) in its response to civil unrest in Tunisia.

  • On 12 February, a DREF allocation of CHF107, 672 was provided to the Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERCS) to help it deliver assistance to 10,000 beneficiaries as a result of civil unrest in the country.

  • On 25 February, a DREF allocation of CHF 59,374 was allocated to enable the Federation Middle East-North Africa (MENA) Zone conduct an emergency field mission in Egypt and Tunisia to assess the impact of civil unrest in Libya.

  • A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 1 March for CHF 4,458,090 for six months to assist 100,000 beneficiaries.

  • The Emergency Appeal was revised on 24 March to an amount of CHF12, 269,102 with the number of targeted beneficiaries increased to 150,000 and the timeframe extended to the end of December 2011.

  • The Revised Emergency Appeal was adjusted further as of 17 May seeking a new total of CHF14,840,345 due to growing unrest in Syria and Yemen, greater contingency planning efforts and an overall increase in beneficiary targeting to 280,000 people.