Cholera DREF operation n° MDRZW005 Update n° 2
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 and Red Crescent emergency response. 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.
Period covered by this update: 1 September to 30 September 2011.
Summary: CHF 226,353 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 8 July 2011 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 30,000 beneficiaries, or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
This operation was expected to be implemented in three months, and completed by 30 September 2011. A three months extension has been effected to allow for the procurement of cement and latrine construction materials. In line with Federation reporting procedures, the Final Report (narrative and financial) is due 90 days after the end of the operation (by 31 March 2012).