Ukraine: Floods DREF OPERATION NO. MDRUA005 Final Report
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 244,126 was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 3,500 people (1,200 households).Heavy rains at the end of June caused rises in river levels and brought havoc to two flood-prone regions in Western Ukraine. Some 6,500 houses were flooded in Chernivtsy and Ivano- Frankivsk regions and almost 40,000 people have been affected. Five people died.
This final report highlights the activities which the Ukraine Red Cross has implemented in the immediate response to the disaster. The main focus of the operation was to set on provision of food, beddings, and hygiene items to families whose homes were damaged by the floods and assistance with mitigation of the damage through the provision of water purification filters. This operation was successfully completed by mid of October 2010.