Central African Republic: Severe Local Storm - May 2012
Central African Republic experienced heavy winds in February 2012 that caused serious material damages and human casualties in the localities of Bougoula, Mbaïki and Amada-Gaza. In May 2012, new flooding in Amada-Gaza, Boda centre, Kanguete, Mboumandourou and Boulay localities caused further damage. 287 houses were destroyed and almost 2,000 people were affected. (IFRC, 28 Nov 2012)
Summary: CHF 124,002 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 30 May, 2012 to support the Central African Republic Red Cross Society (CARRC) in delivering assistance to 1,973 beneficiaries (390 families).
This DREF operation was in response to a new wave of torrential rainfall received in Amada-Gaza, Boda Centre, Kanguete,Boulay and Mboumandourou localities in Central African Republic.
This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012.
GLIDE n° ST-2012-000091-CAF
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.