Between Jan-Feb 2006, two waves of Arctic anticyclone cold fronts hit the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. Regional temperatures plummeted to averages of between -25=B0C and -38=B0C. Over 200,000 people (more then 50% of them in Ukraine) in these territories were directly affected by the severe frosts - 35 people had died from cold in Moscow, 884 people in Ukraine, 13 people in Moldova and 5 people in Belarus. IFRC, 4 Aug 2006
This appeal seeks CHF 10,543,184 (USD 9,430,397 or EUR 6,389,808) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008- 2009.
In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.
The consequences of the huge economic decline which followed …
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 185 countries.
Period covered by this Final Report: 3 February to 31 March, 2006.
Oksana Shved , Ukrainian Red Cross
Ukrainians are tallying the costs after weeks of savage cold took the lives of almost 900 people and left another 5,500 hospitalised with frostbite and hypothermia.
To support the Ukrainian Red Cross Society's (URCS) emergency assistance to the most vulnerable over the next two months, the Federation released more than 80,000 Swiss francs from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
THE BELARUS, MOLDOVA, UKRAINIAN AND RUSSIAN RED CROSS HAVE BEEN GRANTED CHF 200,000 (USD 155,270 OR EUR 128,690) FROM THE FEDERATION'S DISASTER RELIEF EMERGENCY FUND (DREF) TO ASSIST ABOUT 14,000 BENEFIACIARIES DURING TWO MONTHS.
UNEARMARKED FUNDS TO REPAY DREF ARE ENCOURAGED.
Appeal total: CHF 6,291,868
This appeal seeks to fund programmes to be implemented in 2006 and 2007. These prog rammes are 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
1. Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.
2. Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.