This International Appeal seeks a total of CHF 5,741,776 to enable the IFRC to support the coordinated response on a preliminary basis of the Vanuatu Red Cross Society (VRCS), Kiribati Red Cross Society (KRCS), Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS), Tuvalu Red Cross Society (TRCS) and Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society (PNGRCS) to deliver emergency assistance and longer-term support to some 81,000 people (13,400 households) following Tropical Cyclone Pam (and other storms) for a period of 24 months.
The operations in the five countries focuses on the sectors of assessments and coordination, relief, shelter and settlements, water and sanitation and emergency health, with initial provisions for early recovery activities in shelter, livelihoods as well as National Society capacity building, community resilience, climate change and disaster preparedness initiatives. Multi-sectoral risk reduction measures will be integrated throughout the interventions making sure that all efforts are made to strengthen resilience of affected communities to be better prepared for, respond to and bounce back from any future disaster or shock. The overall budget includes CHF 246,973 for shelter cluster coordination across the region. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments. Click here for Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA)