Period covered by this Operations Update: January 2009 to June 2009
Appeal target (Tsunami emergency and recovery revised plan and budget 2005-2010 issued on 13 March 2009): CHF 706.4 million (USD 606.5 million or EUR 473.4 million);
Appeal coverage: 100%;
- This emergency appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 26 December 2004, for CHF 7,517,000 (USD 6,658,712 or EUR 4,852,932) for six months to assist 500,000 beneficiaries.
- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 1,000,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the national society to respond.
- Revised Preliminary Appeal issued on 29 December 2004, for CHF 67,005,000 (USD 59,152,246 or EUR 53,439,988) for six to eight months to assist two million beneficiaries;
- Preliminary Appeal was originally launched titled "Bay of Bengal: Earthquake and Tsunamis". The title was changed to "Asia: Earthquakes and Tsunamis" in Revised Preliminary Appeal launched on 29 December 2004.
- Operations Update No. 16 revised the budget to CHF 183,486,000 (USD 155,296,000 or EUR 118,669,000) with programme extensions for Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Maldives and East Africa.
- Tsunami Emergency and Recovery Plan of Action 2005-2010 was launched on 6 May 2005 with a budget of CHF 590 million for the two-year period 2005-2006.
- Tsunami Emergency and Recovery Plan of Action 2005-2010 Revised Plan and Budget was launched on 22 December 2005 with a budget of CHF 1.064 billion (USD 811 million or EUR 687 million) for the period of 2005-2007.
- Tsunami Emergency and Recovery Revised Plan and Budget 2005-2010 was launched on 31 March 2008 with a budget of CHF 202,609,575 for the period of 2008-2010.
- Tsunami Emergency and Recovery Revised Plan and Budget 2005-2010 was launched on 13 March 2009 with a budget of CHF 135,493,049 for the period of 2009-2010, with a total budget of CHF 706.4 million for the six-year period.
Indonesia: Building towards the fifth commemoration of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Aceh, the International Federation's contribution towards the recovery of the community in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (Aceh) and Nias Island of North Sumatra province in support of Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) progresses steadily and is gradually winding down. Currently, with six partner national societies (PNS) having exited from the Aceh and Nias, 14 PNS are present and active in the tsunami-affected areas. Some have started programme implementation or at least expressed commitment to support longer-term development programme in line with PMI's national strategic plan.
As the community-based first aid (CBFA) project in Nias has completed, the International Federation assisted PMI in developing the plan for a second phase of the programme which will reach communities in 79 villages. The plan has been developed and initial implementation has started. Additionally, the water and sanitation project in Nias continues in 12 sub-districts, with the Lahewa project nearing completion.