8 March 2011
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 Red Crescent response to emergencies. 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: 28 August to 3 October 2010.
Summary: On 3 September 2010, CHF 143,243 (USD 141,096 or EUR 109,883) was allocated from IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Indonesian Red Cross (or Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) in delivering immediate assistance to about 5,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were forced to flee from the eruption of Sinabung Volcano.
After the operation closed, PMI continued conducting procurement for replenishment of disaster preparedness stocks in case of further eruptions.
The National Society as an auxiliary to the Government of Indonesia supported the community to cope with these volcanic eruptions. Together with the local authority, PMI delivered its emergency response activities in 29 IDPs locations which covered 4,372 families or 15,595 individuals.
This operation was expected to be implemented over three months but had been completed by 30 November 2010 as the eruptions subsided and the displaced were assisted to return to their homes.
Key donors and partners of DREF include the Danish Red Cross/Danish government, Irish Red Cross/Irish government, Japanese Red Cross Society, Monaco Red Cross/Monaco government,
Netherlands Red Cross/Netherlands government, Norwegian Red Cross/Norwegian government, Swedish Red Cross/Swedish government, Canadian government, Italian government, AusAID, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), DG ECHO, OPEC's OFID, and corporate and private donors, the IFRC, on behalf of PMI, would like to extend thanks to all for their generous contributions.