CHF 240,127 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 27 February 2014 to support the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) in delivering assistance to approximately 3,400 families (16,500 beneficiaries) affected by the Kelud Volcano eruption. PMI collaborated and coordinated closely with relevant stakeholders especially the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) throughout the operation in order to respond swiftly to the needs of the affected people in different parts of the province and to avoid duplication of relief provision. Funds received under this DREF enabled PMI to:
- carry out rapid and continuous assessments in the affected regions
- distribute non-food item (NFI) kits including tarpaulins, blankets, jerry cans, shovels, hygiene kits, baby kits
- undertake health and psychosocial support (PSP) services through mobile clinics
- distribute safe water
- repair water piping systems and conduct public environment cleaning.
PMI managed to mobilize the stocks of medical supplies from PMI Hospital in Bogor, West Java Province, to the affected region. Water provision was one of the biggest operations PMI carried out during the response period which amounted to a total number of 32,557 individuals benefitting daily.
The DREF was not fully utilized, particularly related to water and sanitation sector. Safe water distribution was shortened as a more permanent solution for affected people to access safe water is identified in the community. The balance fund of CHF 111,654 will be returned to the DREF pot.