Uganda: Marburg Outbreak DREF operation n° MDRUG030

CHF 119,598 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to 1,160 persons (200 households) directly and 1,819,507 persons indirectly.

Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: This DREF operation is in response to a request received by Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) from the Ministry of Health in response to the disease outbreak in Kabale, Kampala, Rukungiri and Ibanda districts of Uganda. The operation will focus on providing support in social mobilization for the community members to take appropriate and timely control measures against the spread of the disease. Through the support from DREF, Uganda Red Cross Society will be able to deliver immediate assistance directly to 1,160 persons (200 households) directly and 1,819,507 persons indirectly.

This operation is expected to be implemented over 3 months, and will therefore be completed by 5 February, 2013; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 5 May, 2013).