Hailstorm DREF operation n° MDRPY010
185,603 Swiss francs have been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Paraguayan Red Cross (PRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 887 families (4,435 persons). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
On 8 August 2011, a hailstorm with strong winds struck the Itapúa department affecting 1,714 families in the municipalities of Mayor Otaño and Carlos Antonio López destroying crops and rooftops. The Paraguayan Red Cross (PRC) aims to support 887 urban and rural families with food parcels, hygiene kits and seed kits for family subsistence crops.
This operation is expected to be implemented over three months, and will therefore be completed by November 2011; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by February 2012).