Summary: CHF 54,543 (USD 52,476 or EUR 39,516) has been allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the India Red Cross Society (IRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 40,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
To date, out of the total budget of CHF 54,543 (USD 52,476 or EUR 39,516), CHF 38,569.18 (USD 38,631 or EUR 28,964.80) have been utilized.
IRCS deployed a team of staff and volunteers to support the affected population covering needs such as safe drinking water, non-food items and family news service.
The Canadian Red Cross/Canadian government contributed funds for the replenishment of this DREF. The other major donor to this DREF is DG ECHO. Details of all donors can be found on: http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/responding/drs/tools/dref/donors.asp
This operation is expected to be implemented over four months, and will therefore be completed by 10 December 2010; a final report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 10 March 2011).
The International Federation, on behalf of the Indian Red Cross Society, would like to thank all donors for their generous contributions.