Summary: CHF 102,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 24 September 2012 to support the Ecuadorian Red Cross to deliver assistance to up to 3,000 beneficiaries.
Following the extensive wildfires that affected Ecuador between June and September 2012, the Ecuadorian Red Cross carried out first aid and psychosocial support activities for the affected families and people involved in the disaster’s response efforts. In addition, protective gear and food parcels were provided to 375 families which lost their crops due to the fires. Under the request of the National Society, the operation’s original timeframe was extended for one month from December 2012 to January 2013, in order to ensure the completion of all the activities outlined in the DREF bulletin.
The IFRC, on behalf of the National Society, would like to extend thanks to the Belgian Red Cross and government, which replenished the DREF for the allocation made to this operation. The major donors and partners of the DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and government, the 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.
Details of all donors can be found at: