Burundi: Floods DREF Operation No. MDRBI003 Final Report

Situation Report
Originally published


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 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.

Summary: CHF 146,222 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 8 October 2008 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 2,770 beneficiaries (554 households).

The Burundi Red Cross Society (BRCS) successfully provided 554 households with emergency items to lessen the impact of household and crop damage as a result of the severe rains and subsequent flooding.

Distribution of non-food items (NFIs), as well as promotion of agricultural recovery, was targeted to the affected population. While a malaria prevention campaign targeting pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children under five years was conducted.

This operation was conducted in collaboration with the Government of Burundi, World Food Programme (WFP) and the Partner National Societies (PNSs). The major donors to the DREF are the Irish, Italian, Netherlands and Norwegian governments and ECHO. Details of all donors can be found on: http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/responding/drs/tools/dref/donors.asp