Period covered by this update: 14 January to 31 March, 2011
Summary: CHF 96,960 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Gabonese Red Cross Society (GRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 203 families, i.e. 1,015 beneficiaries. Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
In early January 2011, the localities of Tchibanga, Franceville, Mimongo and Dzenzele experienced serious torrential rains and violent wind, affecting 353 families, i.e. 1,765 people and killing 1.