DREF operation n° MDRTZ013 GLIDE n° FL-2011-000200-TZA 28 June 2012
Summary: CHF 203,042 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 29 December 2011 to support the national society in delivering assistance to some 2,000 families.
Heavy downpours which started on 20 December 2011 flooded Dar es Salaam City, causing 40 deaths.
Over 200 people were injured and approximately 10,000 people (2,000 families) were displaced. The total number of affected people was estimated at above 50,000 (10,000 families). The Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) responded with support from the IFRC and other partners. TRCS focused its support mainly on people displaced to temporary holding and transit evacuation centers. These were essentially availed with first aid, relief items; including blankets, mattresses (3 pieces per family), water containers, kitchen sets, soap, as well as mosquito nets (3 pieces per family), targeting 2,000 households.
Construction of temporary/emergency shelters targeted 680 households in the re-settlement site at Mabwepande in the outskirts of the Dar es Salaam city some approximately 30 kms away from the City Centre. WatSan and hygiene interventions targeted 3,000 families.