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Egypt: Civil Unrest - DREF Operation n° MDREG012 final report

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Summary: CHF 199,421 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 17 August 2013 to support the national society in delivering assistance to some 3,000 beneficiaries, or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

As several protests and violence erupted in Egypt on 14 August 2013 following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi; the escalations led to the killing of more 638 people and injuring hundreds of civilians. The Egyptian Red Crescent deployed its Emergency Action Teams to provide medical care and evacuate the injured people.

The DREF operation aims to support the most essential activities of the Egyptian Red Crescent on the field in providing basic and essential lifesaving services through the Emergency Action Teams, who are involved in difficult and dangerous actions.

By this DREF, the Egyptian Red Crescent was abled to increase the number of the Emergency action teams and the number of the National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) by all necessary supplies and equipments as well as condacted training courses on first aid for its volunteers and youth. In addition 300 ERC volunteers (field teams) covered by IFRC Global Insurance Program till December 2013.

These activities increased the capacity building of the Egyptian Red Crescent to confort any disturbances, clashes and emergency situations that required immediate humanitarian assistances.

The IFRC, on behalf of the National Society, would like to extend thanks to the generous contributions of the Irish, Italian, Netherlands and Norwegian governments and ECHO and government for the allocation made to this operation to replenish the DREF. The major donors and partners of DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian Governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Government, the Danish Red Cross and the Danish 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 the Monaco Government, the Netherlands Red Cross and the Netherlands Government, the Norwegian Red Cross and the Norwegian Government, the Spanish Government, the Swedish Red Cross and the Swedish Government, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Medtronic and Z Zurich Foundations, and other corporate and private donors.

Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Medtronic and Z Zurich Foundations, and other corporate and private donors.