Tanzania: Floods: MDRTZ010: Revised Emergency Appeal

Situation Report
Originally published


This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 923,594 (USD 863,172 or EUR 645,870) in cash, kind or services to support the Tanzania Red Cross National Society (TRCNS) to assist 23,000 beneficiaries for six months, and will be completed by the end of July, 2010. A Final Report will be made available by 30 October 2010 (three months after the end of the operation.

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 (USD 304,746 OR EUR 228,027) was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the national society to respond.

Summary: Significant progress has been made on humanitarian intervention for those displaced by the floods. Consideration support was received from partners and resulted in a reduction on Tanzania Red Cross National Society (TRCNS) planned activities. The Tanzania People's Defence Force (TPDF) has been a major contributor to the relief efforts by providing shelter construction, and water and sanitation services. Therefore this emergency appeal is being revised downwards to CHF 923,594 to reflect TRCNS contributions to date and the remaining needs of the affected population.

Furthermore, more than 10,000 people remain in four displacement camps that are expected to remain open through July 2010. TRCNS will continue to provide support and services to those residents and will therefore extend the operation by three months to 30 July 2010.

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 National Societies as well as Irish Government. Based on the situation, this Revised Emergency Appeal responds to a request from TRCNS, and focuses on providing support to take an appropriate and timely response in delivering assistance and relief in the following sectors of livelihoods, water and sanitation and shelter.