Dominican Republic - Hurricane Sandy DREF operation n° MDRDO007, final report

Summary: CHF 199,637 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 3 November 2012 to support the Dominican Red Cross (DRC) in delivering assistance to emergency assistance to some 4,500 beneficiaries.

This DREF operation supported the DRC intervention in the provinces of Azua, Barahona, San Cristóbal and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic after the passage of hurricane Sandy on October 2012, in reaching 900 families through the provision of immediate relief items including hygiene kits and mosquito nets, as well as a shelter kit to 100 targeted families who lost their homes.

The operation also supported vector-borne disease control and community safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities as well as psychosocial support for communities affected. This operation was implemented in 3 months, and completed by 2 February 2013.

The major donors and partners of DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and government, Danish Red Cross and government, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the Irish and the Italian governments, the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Luxembourg government, the Monaco Red Cross and government, the Netherlands Red Cross and government, the Norwegian Red Cross and government, the Spanish Government, the Swedish Red Cross and government, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Medtronic and Z Zurich Foundations, and other corporate and private donors. ECHO and Coca Cola have replenished the DREF with 100 per cent of the allocation made to this operation. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), on behalf of the DRC, would like to extend thanks to all for their generous contributions.