India: Floods DREF operation no. MDRIN006 Update n° 02

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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: 20 October to 20 December 2010.

Summary: CHF 358,313 (USD364,547 or EUR 270,543) was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent's (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.

During the reporting period, based on the requests Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the IRCS national headquarters released stocks from its strategically located warehouses. District branches have in turn received the relief supplies and the distribution of these stocks is in progress.

The Canadian Red Cross/government made contributions towards the replenishment of the DREF for the allocation made to this operation.

This operation is expected to be implemented in four months, and completed by 30 January 2010. In line with the IFRC reporting standards, the Final Report (narrative and financial) is due 90 days after the end of the operation (by 30 April 2010).

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