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Haiti: Floods Appeal No. MDRHT002 Operations Final Report

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The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.

In Brief

Final Report; Period covered: 4 December 2006 to 4 April, 2007; Final appeal coverage: 97%.

Click here to go to the attached Interim Financial Report. Final Financial Report available in due course.

Appeal history:

- Launched on 4 December 2006 for CHF 624,500 (USD 522,799 or EUR 392,633) for 4 months to assist 17,500 beneficiaries (3,500 beneficiary families).

- Appeal and corresponding budget revised on 21 December 2006 seeking CHF 418,500 (USD 342,444 or EUR 261,125) to assist 11,845 beneficiaries (2,369 beneficiary families) for 4 months; final report is due on 4 July 2007

- Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 80,000 (USD 64,000 or EUR 50,315).

This operation is aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

Global Agenda Goals:

- Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

- Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.

- Increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability.

- Reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.

Background and Summary

As of 23 November 2006, Haiti experienced extreme weather in the regions of Grande-Anse and Nippes as well as in the Southern, Western and North-Western regions of the country. Particularly heavy rainfall fell between 23 and 28 November and caused serious flooding in Grande-Anse, Nippes and the North West region, affecting some 4,040 families of which 325 families were displaced and obliged to move to temporary shelters in Jérémie, Bonbon, Abricots and Chansolme. The following areas were identified as the most affected by the floods:

Grande-Anse: Jérémie, Abricots, Bonbon, Anse-du-Clerc, Moron, Roseau, Corail, Pestel, Beaumont.

Nippes: Miragôane, Baradères, Arnaud, Anse-à-Veau, Plaisance.

North West: Port-de-Paix, Jean-Rabel, Bord-de-Mer de Jean-Rabel, Mare Rouge, Môle Saint-Nicolas, Baie de Henne, Chansolme, Anse-à-Foleur.

For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:

In Haiti: Dr. Michaele Amédée Gédéon, President, Haitian National Red Cross Society; e-mail:; phone (509) 222 55 54; Dr. Guiteau Jean-Pierre, Executive Officer, Haitian National Red Cross Society; e-mail

In Panama: Stephen McAndrew, Coordinator, Federation Pan American Disaster Response Unit, Panama; email, phone (507) 316-1001, fax (507) 316-1082

In Panama: Ruben Romero, Disaster Management Delegate, Pan American Disaster Response Unit, Panama; email; phone (507) 316-1001, fax (507) 316-1082

In Panama: Jose Garcia-Lozano, Head of Zone, Americas, email:, phone (507) 317 13 00; fax; (507) 317 13 04

In Panama: Xavier Castellanos, Deputy Head of Zone, Americas, email:, phone (507) 317 13 00; fax; (507) 317 13 04

In Geneva: Luis Luna, Federation Regional Officer, Geneva; email; phone (41 22) 730 4274, fax (41 22) 733 0395

All International Federation assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) in Disaster Relief and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (Sphere) in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable.

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For longer-term programmes, please refer to the Federation's Annual Appeal.