Summary: CHF 184,249 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 19 February 2013 to support the Botswana Red Cross Society to replenish stockpiled non-food items (NFIs) that were used to provide immediate assistance to some 591 families (3,459 people) affected by floods.
Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) managed the implementation of the DREF, ensuring that the NFIs that were used for flood assistance were replenished for pre-positioning in strategic areas in the north of the country, in readiness for future emergencies.
All activities planned under this DREF operation were implemented and this narrative is final in terms of activities carried out, with a final financial report attached. There was an under expenditure of CHF 3,285 which will be returned to DREF.
The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) contributed to the replenishment of the DREF allocation made for this operation. The major donors and partners of DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and government, Danish Red Cross and government, DG ECHO, the Irish and the Italian governments, the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Luxembourg government, the Monaco Red Cross and government, the Netherlands Red Cross and government, the Norwegian Red Cross and government, the Spanish Government, the Swedish Red Cross and government, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Medtronic and Z Zurich Foundations, and other corporate and private donors. IFRC, on behalf of Botswana Red Cross Society, would like to extend thanks to all for their generous contributions.