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24 Oct 2011 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 26 September to 14 October, 2011;

Appeal target (current): This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 25,408,085 (plus CHF 3,000,000 for bilateral Emergency Response Units) totalling CHF 28,408,085 in cash, kind, or services;

Appeal coverage: 22%;

Appeal history:

  • A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 5 August 2011 for CHF 10,978,250 for 6 months to assist 165,000 beneficiaries.

24 Oct 2011 description

While our teams are currently in Sirte (Libya), El Salvador, Horn of Africa (Kenya) and Thailand, Télécoms Sans Frontières faces a new crisis in Turkey. The team will arrive this afternoon in Istanbul and will be operational from tomorrow in the affected region of Van.

Yesterday, a 7.2 earthquake stroke Eastern Turkey, close to the Iranian border, destroying the cities of Van and Ercis. 217 persons have been killed during the tremor and more than 1,000 people are reported missing. Relief teams are organizing to search for survivors, but the telecom situation is uncertain.

24 Oct 2011 description

The arrival of Tropical Depression12E in El Salvador on 10 October 2011 brought unprecedented heavy rainfall, accumulating more rain than Hurricane Mitch in 1998, and exceeds rain levels registered in the last 50 years.

23 Oct 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • A total of 77,012 households received monthly blanket supplementary food rations benefitting approximately 462,072 people, including 67,925 children under five years of age, in Bay, Bakool, Hiran, Middle Juba and Lower Shabelle.

  • A total of 28,259 children are being reached in 280 CFSs now operational in Bay, Bakool, Banadir and Lower Shabelle, Lower Juba and Gedo.

23 Oct 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund


General Overview

  • The Kenyan army moved into Somalia on 16 October 2011 in response to a series of kidnappings, including the most recent abduction of two MSF-Spain humanitarian staff from Ifo II West.

23 Oct 2011 description

Six months operation update - 24-February till September 2011

Appeal target (current):

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 15,145,920 in cash, kind or services to assist 300,000 beneficiaries.

Appeal coverage:

72% based on the revised amount above. While there has been a good response from donors and partners in terms of inkind donations for the current Emergency Operation, cash support has been limited which discourages flexible and quick responses in a highly fluid context.

22 Oct 2011 description

This report is produced by OCHA Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by OCHA in New York. It covers the period 14-21 October. The next report will be issued on 28 October.


• On 16 October, Kenyan armed forces moved into Somalia

• After abduction and injury of aid workers in the Dadaab refugee camps, humanitarian partners have ceased all but life-saving activities

22 Oct 2011 description

This Preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks 1,185,025 Swiss francs in cash, kind, or services to support the Salvadoran Red Cross Society (SRCS) to assist 2,000 families (10,000 persons) for 9 months; the operation will be completed by the end of June 2012. A Final Report will be made available by the end of September 2012.

191,129 Swiss francs were allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC)’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation.
Unearmarked funds to replenish the DREF are encouraged.

21 Oct 2011 description
report Logistics Cluster

1 SITUATION UPDATE Flooding in Afgoye, as well as in El-Ade village of Gedo Region, has caused the displacement of a significant number of people. The most urgent need are Non-Food Items (NFIs including shelter items), Food, and Health Kits.

21 Oct 2011 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: This update represents covers the first 21 days from the launch of the emergency appeal (September 23 to October 14).

The severe drought and resulting food insecurity in southern and central Somalia has also affected Somaliland and Puntland areas in the north, including the influx of 67,000 IDPs in Somaliland and 139,000 in Puntland. The new Emergency Appeal builds on the ongoing drought response initiated by the Somali Red Crescent (SRCS) in January, 2011.

21 Oct 2011 description


  • El día 18 de octubre el Gobierno de Nicaragua solicitó al SNU activar ayuda a la comunidad internacional para enfrentar el desastre dejado por diez días de lluvias continuas.

  • El equipo UNDAC ya ha llegado a Nicaragua y es operacional.

  • Las lluvias afectan 13 departamentos (de un total de 15), 57 municipios y 317 comunidades del país.

  • Más de 150.000 personas afectadas, 75.000 personas aisladas, 10.300 albergados en 104 albergues.

21 Oct 2011 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

21 Oct 2011 description

This SitRep is produced by OCHA in collaboration with the humanitarian partners. It is issued by the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. It covers the period from 18 to 19 October.


• El Salvador: The declaration of a State of Public Calamity and Disaster was extended for 60 more days.

• Guatemala: Eleven rivers are above the alert levels.

• Honduras: The state of emergency has been broadened to 10 more departments. The southern zone remains the most affected.

21 Oct 2011 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 12 October to 16 October 2011.

Appeal target (current): CHF 10.6 million.

Appeal coverage: To date, the appeal is 42 per cent covered in cash and kind; and 42 per cent covered including contributions currently in the pipeline. Funds are still urgently needed to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in this operation to assist those affected by the floods.

Appeal history:

21 Oct 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency

The Central American region is still affected by Hurricane Jova and Tropical Depression 12E. A low pressure system has continued for ten days resulting in heavy rains and causing death and serious damage to infrastructure, crops and livelihoods. On Wednesday 19 October 2011, this system was replaced by a cold front from the north and is hitting the people already affected by the rains and landslides.

2. Impact

21 Oct 2011 description


  • El Salvador: Extienden por 60 días la declaratoria de Estado de Calamidad Pública y Desastre.

  • Guatemala: Once ríos con crecimiento arriba de niveles de alerta. Nivel de saturación de agua en los suelos es considerable.

  • Honduras: Amplia estado de emergencia a 10 departamentos más. Zona sur sigue siendo la más afectada.

  • Nicaragua: Se esta movilizando un equipo UNDAC para apoyar en temas de evaluación de necesidades.

21 Oct 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 423,492
Balance Requested: US$ 404,262

Geneva, 20 October 2011

Dear Colleagues,
Barely recovering from the devastation of super Typhoon Mina (international codename: Nanmadol) in August this year, communities and families in many provinces in Luzon particularly in northern and central parts of Luzon were again hit by back to back super typhoons Pedring (international codename: Nesat) and Typhoon Quiel (international codename: Nalgae).

21 Oct 2011 description

ISLAMABAD: IOM will today take delivery at Karachi port of 23 40-foot containers of aid for Sindh flood victims donated by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID.)

The aid, which includes 15,000 shelter kits, 15,000 pole sets, 36,000 wool blankets, 21,000 fleece blankets and 24,000 buckets, will help some 15,000 vulnerable, flood-affected families in Sindh.