Tanzania: Floods Emergency appeal n° MDRTZ010

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This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,690,159 (USD 1,625,152 or EUR 1,141,999) in cash, kind or services to support the Tanzania Red Cross National Society (TRCNS) to assist 23,000 beneficiaries for 4 months, and will be completed by the end of April 2010. A Final Report will be made available by 31 July 2010 (three months after the end of the operation).

CHF 326,078 (USD 313,536 or EUR 220,322) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation. Unearmarked funds to replenish DREF are encouraged. The Canadian Government through the Canada Red Cross contributed CHF 49,800 for DREF replenishment.

After three weeks of above normal rainfall attributed to the current El Nino weather pattern, parts of Tanzania have experienced severe floods that have resulted in up to 50,000 persons affected. In the most affected regions of Morogoro and Dodoma nearly 28,000 people have been forced from their homes with over 10,000 homeless. Entire water and sanitation (WatSan) systems have been destroyed or compromised leaving communities without access to safe water and proper sanitation. Continued rains in some areas are worsening the situation and leaving tens of thousands extremely vulnerable.

Based on the situation, this Emergency Appeal responds to a request from the Tanzania Red Cross National Society, and focuses on providing support to take an appropriate and timely response in delivering assistance and relief in the following sectors: water and sanitation, Emergency Shelter and non-food items (NFIs) distribution.