Period covered by this Final Report: 1 May 2007 to 30 April 2008
Appeal target (current): CHF 980,269 (USD 806,171 or EUR 605,105)
Final Appeal coverage: 20%
- Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated CHF 43,000.
- Emergency appeal was launched on 1 May 2007 for CHF 969,519 to assist 53,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.
- Operations update no. 1 issued on 25 September 2007.
- Operations update no. 2 issued on 02 April 2008.
The emergency appeal was launched on 1 May 2007 seeking CHF 980,269 (USD 806,171 or EUR 605,105) in cash, kind, or services to assist 53,000 people for 12 months. The appeal was launched based on findings of Tanzania Red Cross National Society (TRCNS) assessment that was conducted in four regions of Tanzania in March 2007. A total of CHF 43,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) for the recovery assessment and immediate response
Tanzania Red Cross National Society volunteers were mobilized to distribute health and shelter relief items targeting beneficiaries in flood hit areas of Shinyanga, Mwanza, Dodoma, Tabora and Iringa. Some of these volunteers and community workers were trained on Community Based First Aid (CBFA) and prevention and/or control of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), diarrhea and malaria and were involved in disseminating messages on RVF. Apart from being affected by floods, Dodoma was among the most affected regions by the RVF. Various efforts including the quarantine on movement of livestock, vaccination of livestock and community awareness campaigns were employed by the government in collaboration with other actors and the National Society to control the epidemic.