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21 Apr 2010 description

Summary: CHF 203,419 was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 26 October, 2009 to support the Cameroon Red Cross national society in delivering assistance to some 800,000 beneficiaries.

Twenty health districts were hit by a cholera outbreak in the North and Far North regions of Cameroon in October 2009. The funds allocated from DREF enabled the Cameroon Red Cross National Society to train 495 volunteers who in turn conducted health education in the various neighbourhoods affected.

25 Jan 2010 description

The International Federation's 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 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.

30 Oct 2009 description

By Tansa Musa

YAOUNDE, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Cholera has killed 65 people in Cameroon since mid-September in the deadliest outbreak in five years, leading the government to step up monitoring and sanitation efforts.

The disease strikes often in the West African country, where fewer than half of the population have access to potable water, according to the United Nations.

26 Oct 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 EP-2009-000021-CMR

The International Federation's 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 response to emergencies.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination