Dominican Republic - Tropical Storm Isaac (MDRDO005) DREF final report

Summary: 290,116 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 3 September 2012 to support the Dominican Red Cross (DRC) in delivering assistance to 12,500 beneficiaries in the provinces of Barahona, Azua and Independencia, in the Dominican Republic, after the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac on 24 August 2012.

The DREF allocation supported 2,500 families with safe water, hygiene and sanitation promotion, vector disease control activities and psychosocial support. The operation was implemented in 3 months and was completed by December 2012. The operation closed with a total expenditure of 250,939 Swiss francs, with a final balance of 39,177 Swiss francs unspent and returned to the DREF fund.

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, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (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. ECHO and the Canadian Red Cross and government have replenished the DREF of the allocation made to this operation. The IFRC, on behalf of the national society, would like to extend thanks to all for their generous contributions.