This DREF operation update reports the timeframe extension of the operation by one month; the operation end date is now 1 November 2014. Through this DREF, the National Society’ health department has been able to reach 15,000 people in sensitization, prevention and vector control activities to diminish the widespread cases of chikungunya. This extension does not represent a change in the original DREF budget.
The National Society wishes to thank the Canadian Red Cross and government, the Netherlands Red Cross and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) for replenishing up to 44 per cent of the DREF.
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’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (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’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Medtronic and Z Zurich Foundations, and other corporate and private donors. On behalf of the National Society, the IFRC would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions.