Summary: CHF 358,313 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 30 September 2010 to support the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in delivering assistance to some 25,000 beneficiaries (5,000 families), or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
IRCS revised its target beneficiaries from 25,000 (5,000 families) to 17,500 (3,500 families) as beneficiaries’ needs in the field changed drastically after considering the domestic assistance rendered.
Of the allocated DREF of CHF 358,313, CHF 145,824.09 was spent. The remaining balance of CHF 212,489 has been returned to DREF.
Based on the requests from the branches of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, IRCS national headquarters released stocks from its strategically located warehouses. District branches in turn received the relief supplies and the distribution of these stocks has been completed.
The Canadian Red Cross/government has made contributions towards the replenishment of the DREF for the allocation made to this operation. The major donors to the DREF are the Irish, Italian, Netherlands and Norwegian governments and ECHO. Details of all donors can be found on http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/responding/drs/tools/dref/donors.asp
This operation was expected to be implemented within four months, and completed by 31 January 2011. However, as the replenishment of stock was in progress and which could only be completed by 31 March 2011, the DREF operating timeframe was extended up to 31 March 2011.
IFRC, on behalf of the Indian Red Cross Society, would like to thank all partners for their generous contribution to this operation.