Chile

Chile: Fire Valparaiso (MDRCL010) DREF Operation Update

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Summary of revisions made to emergency plan of action

235,695 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Chilean Red Cross (ChRC) to deliver immediate assistance to about 2,500 beneficiaries in Valparaiso. The current operations update includes a revised budget of 294,089 Swiss Francs. The new budget aims at assisting an additional 1,000 beneficiaries, as the number of people affected increased from 800 families to 3,500 families after the first allocation was made due to final evaluations.

Since the massive wildfire burned through Chile’s Valparaiso city, the National Society has been concentrating its relief efforts in providing first aid care and psychosocial support. So far, more than 1,500 people have been reached with health care modules and the support of a Regional Response Unit (RRU), formed by four people from Colombian Red Cross Society specialized in psychosocial support, deployed to the site. Other priorities include coordination with governmental authorities and other humanitarian actors to develop a shelter strategy that take into account humanitarian standards and the possible relocation to safer sites. To respond to their immediate shelter needs, the ChRC started the distribution of non-food items, reaching 200 families with hygiene kits, kitchen sets, blankets and jerry cans.

The IFRC, on behalf of the National Society, would like to thank the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the Netherland Red Cross and government, and the Spanish Red Cross and government for their generous contributions to replenish the allocation made to 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, 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 Swedish Red Cross and government, the United Kingdom Department for 235,695 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Chilean Red Cross (ChRC) to deliver immediate assistance to about 2,500 beneficiaries in Valparaiso. The current operations update includes a revised budget of 294,089 Swiss Francs. The new budget aims at assisting an additional 1,000 beneficiaries, as the number of people affected increased from 800 families to 3,500 families after the first allocation was made due to final evaluations.

Since the massive wildfire burned through Chile’s Valparaiso city, the National Society has been concentrating its relief efforts in providing first aid care and psychosocial support. So far, more than 1,500 people have been reached with health care modules and the support of a Regional Response Unit (RRU), formed by four people from Colombian Red Cross Society specialized in psychosocial support, deployed to the site. Other priorities include coordination with governmental authorities and other humanitarian actors to develop a shelter strategy that take into account humanitarian standards and the possible relocation to safer sites. To respond to their immediate shelter needs, the ChRC started the distribution of non-food items, reaching 200 families with hygiene kits, kitchen sets, blankets and jerry cans.

The IFRC, on behalf of the National Society, would like to thank the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the Netherland Red Cross and government, and the Spanish Red Cross and government for their generous contributions to replenish the allocation made to 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, 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 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. The Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO) has replenished the DREF up to 50 per cent for the allocation made to this operation.