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Indonesia, Maldives, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka: Earthquake and Tsunami OCHA Situation Report No. 13

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Date: 6 Jan 2005

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0005

OCHA Situation Report No. 13
Earthquake and Tsunami
Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka


United Nations Flash Appeal launched in Jakarta Today

1. Today, the United Nations and its partners launched a Flash Appeal to respond to the urgent and immediate needs of the communities severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami that hit coastal areas in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Maldives, as well as Myanmar, Seychelles, and Somalia, on 26 December 2004.

2. This Flash Appeal reflects the efforts of United Nations (UN) agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to plan and implement a strategic, efficient, and coordinated response to the needs of some 5 million people. Programmes focus on keeping people alive and supporting their efforts to recover, for example in the agriculture, education, health, food, shelter, or water and sanitation sectors.

3. Reaching isolated communities is a serious challenge because of the destruction of transport infrastructure and communication systems. This requires the establishment of complex logistics and operations platforms. Strong coordination with governments and between governments and the international community will ensure that assistance is efficient and reaches the people who need aid most.

4. The Flash Appeal focuses on supporting people in Indonesia, Maldives, Seychelles, Somalia and Sri Lanka from January to the end of June 2005, and calls for USD 977 million to fund the critical work of some forty UN agencies and NGOs.

Sector
Indonesia
Maldives
Seychelles
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Regional
Grand Total
Agriculture
10,400,000


1,925,000

1,600,000
13,925,000
Coordination and Support Services
14,854,203
7,460,000
300,000
5,401,369
21,159,491
93,411,200
142,586,263
Economic Recovery and Infrastructure
17,250,000
11,652,000
7,500,000

48,960,475
24,400,000
109,762,475
Education
12,330,000
8,064,000


5,525,340
1,100,000
27,019,340
Family Shelter and Non-food Items
177,160,000
19,100,000
1,100,000
496,000
23,160,000
1,000,000
222,016,000
Food
3,000,000


1,869,000

209,900,000
214,769,000
Health
69,610,000
10,605,000

275,220
28,600,000
12,700,000
121,790,220
Mine Action




4,232,000

4,232,000
Multi-sector
21,850,000


212,829
4,942,000
2,710,000
29,714,829
Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law
15,100,000
1,520,000


5,634,000
4,887,500
27,141,500
Security
3,000,000




200,000
3,200,000
Water and Sanitation
27,000,000
8,096,000


24,722,840
1,000,000
60,818,840
Grand Total
371,554,203
66,497,000
8,900,000
10,179,418
166,936,146
352,908,700
976,975,467

5. OCHA is prepared to serve as a channel for unearmarked cash contributions to be used for immediate relief assistance, in coordination with relevant organizations in the United Nations system. For banking details, please contact the desk officers indicated below. OCHA provides donors with written confirmation and pertinent details concerning the utilization of the funds contributed.

6. Updates on contributions to this disaster may be found on the Financial Tracking Service (http://www.reliefweb.int/fts; or, click "Financial Tracking" at the top of the ReliefWeb page for this disaster). Donors are requested to verify this table and inform OCHA Geneva of corrections/additions/values. Donors are encouraged to notify OCHA Geneva of their contributions to this disaster using the OCHA Standardized Contributions Recording Format, available electronically on the above-mentioned FTS website.

7. This Flash Appeal and information on ongoing emergencies is also available on the OCHA Internet Website at http://www.reliefweb.int.

8. Aid agencies are encouraged to use the Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC) at http://www.reliefweb.int to share information on assistance and coordinate activities.

Tel. +41-22-917 1234
Fax: +41-22-917 00 23
E-mail: ochagva@un.org

In case of emergency only: Tel. +41-22-917 20 10

Desk Officers:

Mr. Jamie McGoldrick/Mr. Soichi Nakajima
Direct Tel. +41-22-917 1712/ 4034

Mr. Rudi Mller/Ms. Caroline Pguet
Direct Tel. 41-22-917 3131 / 1836

Press contact:
(GVA) Ms. Elisabeth Byrs, direct Tel. ++41-22-917 26 53
(N.Y.) Ms. Stephanie Bunker, direct Tel. +1-917 367 51 26
(N.Y.) Mr. Brian Grogan, direct Tel. +1-212-963 11 43



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