Odisha Flood - DREF operation n° MDRIN007 - Update n°01

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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: 20–29 September 2011.

Summary: CHF 240,301 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 20 September 2011 to support the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in delivering assistance to some 75,000 beneficiaries, or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks following this operation.

IRCS has intensified its emergency relief intervention in Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) state with the deployment of emergency water treatment and distribution equipment. Each day, 1,150 families (5,750 people) from 10 villages are provided with safe drinking water. Distribution of food and non-food supplies continues in coordination with state authorities. The national disaster response team (NDRT) and national disaster water and sanitation response team (NDWRT) members continue to work round the clock to deliver services to the flood affected people.

This operation is expected to be implemented in three months, and will be complete by 20 December 2011. In line with IFRC reporting standards, the final report (narrative and financial) is due 90 days after the end of the operation (by 20 March 2012).

The major donors to the DREF are the Canadian Red Cross/government and the Netherlands Red Cross/government. Details of all donors can be found on: