Moldova: Floods DREF Operation Bulletin (MDRMD003)
GLIDE n=B0 FL-2010-000130-MDA
15, July 2010
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. CHF 188,100 (USD 177,724 or EUR 140,720) has been allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 8,000 beneficiaries from approximately 2,000 families. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Summary: Heavy rains and flooding in July 2010 has directly affected 12,000 people in Moldova. A total of 3,183 houses in several districts have been flooded out of which many are destroyed. Moreover several thousands of people have been evacuated. A national emergency has been declared by the prime minister who appealed to international organizations, NGOs and governments to assist in responding to the situation.
Through this operation the Moldova Red Cross will distribute humanitarian aid to 2,000 families amounting to 8,000 people in six branches and ten villages affected by the floods. Assistance will include food parcels, hygiene kits, water filters, blankets and bed linen. Moreover, provision of safe water, water filters, adequate sanitation as well as hygiene promotion will target the 1,000 most affected families in six branches.
This operation is expected to be implemented over 3 months, and will therefore be completed by 15 October 2010; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 15 January, 2011).