Tanzania: Floods Emergency appeal n° MDRTZ010 - Operations update n° 2

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Period covered by this Operations Update: 27 April to 22 June 2010;

Appeal duration (revised): With this Operations Update, the Emergency Appeal is extended for 6 months to December 2010.

Appeal coverage: 89%:

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 18 January 2010 for CHF 1,690,159 (USD 1,625,152 or EUR 1,141,999) for 4 months to assist 23,000 beneficiaries.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 326,078 was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the National Society to respond to the disaster.

- In April 2010, the Emergency Appeal was extended for six months to July 2010 and the budget revised downwards to CHF 923,594 (USD 863,172 or EUR 645,870) to support the Tanzania Red Cross National Society (TRCNS) to assist 23,000 beneficiaries until the end of July 2010.


TRCNS has made significant progress in assisting the families affected by the floods, with support of from various partners. Presently 8,689 beneficiaries out of a total of 23,980 beneficiaries at the start of the operation remain accommodated in the four displacement camps. It is anticipated that the camps will remain open until December 2010 because the Government's resettlement plans are likely to be delayed as efforts will be directed towards the preparations for the Country's General Elections set for October this year. In view of this, TRCNS will continue to provide support and services to the families in the camps and will therefore extend the operation by six months to 31 December 2010. A final report will be made available on 31 March 2011.

Contributions to the appeal have been received from the American, British, Canadian, Hong Kong, Japanese, Monaco, Swedish and United Arab Emirates Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.