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. CHF 248,294 (USD 236,428 or EUR 155,184) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the national society in delivering immediate assistance to some 3,200 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Summary: CHF 204,031 (USD 208,860 or EUR 156,274) has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 06 December, 2010 to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 2,000 families in temporary accommodation with fresh food and in their flooded houses basic food and non-food items.
For the second time in 2010 Albanian Red Cross with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other Movement partners as well as international and local donors acted to respond to floods. This time around the operation addressed the needs of 4,100 families affected in Shkodra Prefecture and 373 families in other districts as well. The families were provided with basic food and non-food relief items including food, blankets, hygiene kits and kitchen sets. The Roma people in temporary accommodation received fresh food on a daily basis for about one month.
Awareness-raising activities were conducted to inform the communities about the risks threatening them, health and hygiene issues, including water contamination.
All activities were implemented over 3 months and were possible thanks to the released funds and donations from various local and international actors. The Netherlands Red Cross contributed CHF 38,941, the Canadian Government contributed CHF 28,413 to the DREF in replenishment of the allocation made for this operation. Details of all donors can be found on http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/responding/drs/tools/dref/donors.asp