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India: Floods DREF operation n° MDRIN006 Update n° 03

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

Period covered by this update: 21 December 2010 to 27 January 2011.

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.

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.

This operation was expected to be implemented within four months, and completed by 31 January 2011.

However, as the replenishment of stock is in progress and which can only be completed by 31 March 2011, the DREF operating timeframe has been extended up to 31 March 2011. In line with the IFRC reporting standards, a Final Report (narrative and financial) will be due 90 days after the end of the operation (by 30 June 2011).

IFRC, on behalf of the Indian Red Cross Society, would like to thank all partners for their generous contribution to this operation.