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BANGLADESH: FLOODS
In Brief

3 May 2006

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 over 183 countries.

Appeal No. 15/2004; Final Report; Period covered: 26 July 2004- 30 June 2005; Final Appeal coverage: 97.3%; (click here to go to the attached final financial report). Appeal history: • Launched on 26 July 2004 for CHF 4,350,000 (USD 3,440,095 or EUR 2,844,997) to assist 1,000,000 beneficiaries for six months. (click here to go to the Appeal) • Operations Update No. 5 of 28 September 2004 revised the appeal budget to CHF 7,051,000, due to increased donor support, and increased the number of beneficiaries to 1,407,500 beneficiaries (281,500 families). • Operations Update No. 8 of 28 February 2005 extended the operation timeframe by three months to cover a nine month period from 26 July 2004 to 30 April 2005. • All activities under this operation were completed in mid-2005 and were reported in the Interim Final Report issued on 31 December 2005, which was reissued on 22 March 2006 with a notice for a reallocation of the balance of funds. • The Final Report replaces the Interim Final Report as the balance has been successfully reallocated. • Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 48,307.00. Note: All outstanding pledge issues were settled in mid-March 2006 and the balance, derived from operational savings, has been finalized. With donor consent and support, the balance has been reallocated to the Federation’s Annual Appeal 2006 for Bangladesh for the objectives of capacity building and reorganization of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. The main aim of this reorganization is to have a more sustainable structure and efficient human resource to meet the ongoing humanitarian challenges in Bangladesh, especially in assisting hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable people affected by yearly disasters. The organizational development department, as part of its 2006 task and in continuation of the plan started in 2005, will assume the lead, acting as the focal point for this activity. Further reporting and updates to this activity will continue in programme updates. Related Emergency or Annual Appeals: Annual Appeal 05AA046, South Asia Appeal 05AA051, Tsunami Emergency and Recovery Plan of Action 2005-2010 (Appeal 28/04) For further information specifically related to this operation please contact: • Bangladesh Red Crescent Society: A.S.M. Akram (acting secretary-general); email: bdrcs@bangla.net; Phone: +88.02.933.7314 • Federation country delegation In Bangladesh: Selvaratnam Sinnadurai (head of delegation); email: selvaratnam.sinnadurai@ifrc.org; Phone: +88.01.7162.1615; Fax: +88.02.934.1631 • Federation regional delegation in India: Bob McKerrow (head of regional delegation); email: bob.mckerrow@ifrc.org; Phone: +91.11.2411.1125

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Bangladesh: Floods; Appeal no. 15/2004; Final Report

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Federation Secretariat in Geneva: Hiroto Oyama (regional officer, Asia Pacific department); email: hiroto.oyama@ifrc.org; Phone: +41.22.73.4273; Fax: +41.22.733.0395; or Nelly Khrabraya (regional officer, Asia Pacific department); email: nelly.khrabraya@ifrc.org; Phone: +41.22.730.4306; 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 (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (Sphere) in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable. For longer-term programmes in this or other countries or regions, please refer to the Federation’s Annual Appeal. For support to or for further information concerning Federation programmes or operations in this or other countries, or for national society profiles, please also access the...
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