Summary: CHF 107,672 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25 January, 2011 to support the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) in delivering assistance to some 10,000 beneficiaries, or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
The disturbances and clashes between the demonstrators and the police force that lasted for almost three weeks had created an emergency situation that required immediate humanitarian assistances. Although the Society had not previously faced this type of situation the ERC deployed its volunteers to provide medical care to the injured men, and material for those made even more vulnerable to further events.
This intervention has enabled the National Society to acquire a new experience and develop the capacities to better support the beneficiaries with assistance received through the Movement partners and through other collaborators. The assistance operation conducted by the CRE was rendered less difficult after the stabilization of the situation in the country following the change of government in February 2011. The total amount spent was CHF 105,524. The remaining balance of CHF 2,148 will be reimbursed to DREF.