Paraguay: Floods - DREF operation n° MDRPY016 final report

Summary: 251,160 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 24 July 2013 to support the Paraguayan Red Cross (PRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 8,155 beneficiaries.

Heavy rains in Brazil caused the overflowing of the Parana and Paraguay rivers, affecting some 12,000 families in several areas in the country. The level of affectation prompted the declaration of state of emergency on 27 June, through Decree No. 11.313.

As a result, the Paraguayan Red Cross implemented the DREF-funded operation focused on emergency health and livelihoods. On the one hand, 1,631 families received basic health promotion information during the distribution of personal hygiene and cleaning kits (bleach and laundry soap), while 271 persons (110 men and 161 women) participated in sessions focused on community health and psychosocial support. On the other hand, 526 families in Ayolas district (Misiones Department) received assistance to restore their livelihoods through the implementation of a cash transfer programme (CTP) for the purchase of goods and supplies in two main areas: fishing and agro-veterinary.

The International Federation of the Red Cross worked since the beginning with the Paraguayan Red Cross. Two members of the Regional Intervention Team (general and livelihoods) and two facilitators of the Cash Transfer Program (CTP) were mobilized to support the National Society in the coordination of the operation and the implementation of the livelihoods strategy.

The IFRC, on behalf of the National Society, would like to extend thanks to the generous contributions of the Swiss Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross Society and the Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission for the allocation made to this operation to replenish the DREF.

The major donors and partners of DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and government, the 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 Summary: 251,160 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 24 July 2013 to support the Paraguayan Red Cross (PRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 8,155 beneficiaries.

Heavy rains in Brazil caused the overflowing of the Parana and Paraguay rivers, affecting some 12,000 families in several areas in the country. The level of affectation prompted the declaration of state of emergency on 27 June, through Decree No. 11.313.

As a result, the Paraguayan Red Cross implemented the DREF-funded operation focused on emergency health and livelihoods. On the one hand, 1,631 families received basic health promotion information during the distribution of personal hygiene and cleaning kits (bleach and laundry soap), while 271 persons (110 men and 161 women) participated in sessions focused on community health and psychosocial support. On the other hand, 526 families in Ayolas district (Misiones Department) received assistance to restore their livelihoods through the implementation of a cash transfer programme (CTP) for the purchase of goods and supplies in two main areas: fishing and agro-veterinary.

The International Federation of the Red Cross worked since the beginning with the Paraguayan Red Cross. Two members of the Regional Intervention Team (general and livelihoods) and two facilitators of the Cash Transfer Program (CTP) were mobilized to support the National Society in the coordination of the operation and the implementation of the livelihoods strategy.

The IFRC, on behalf of the National Society, would like to extend thanks to the generous contributions of the Swiss Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross Society and the Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission for the allocation made to this operation to replenish the DREF.

The major donors and partners of DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and government, the 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. Details of all donors can be found on:

http://www.ifrc.org/en/what-we-do/disaster-management/responding/disaste...