Extreme winter condition - DREF Final Report (MDRUA006)
DREF operation n° MDRUA006
GLIDE n° CW-2012-000006-UKR
30 June 2012
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 Red Crescent response to emergencies. 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.*
Summary: CHF 94,643 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) in February 2012 to support the Red Cross of Ukraine Society in delivering immediate assistance to 4,838 beneficiaries affected by the extreme cold wave in Ukraine and replenish the disaster preparedness stocks. This final report highlights the activities that the Red Cross of Ukraine carried out as immediate response to the situation. The focus of the operation was on distribution of hot meals, hot tea and blankets to the most vulnerable people (such as homeless people, people living below the poverty level, unemployed people etc.) in order to help them to overcome the negative impact of the cold wave that had affected the country. This operation was successfully completed by the end of March 2012.