Period covered by this update: 28 February to 30 July 2013.
Summary: CHF 298,747 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 28 February 2013 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 10,000 beneficiaries (2000 vulnerable households) affected by the Tropical cyclone Haruna.
The DREF operation has enabled the Malagasy RC (MRCS) to respond to the emergency needs of 2000 families, affected by the disaster, through the distribution of shelter and non-food items, potable water and health and hygiene promotion activities.
This DREF operations update provides an overview of the key activities implemented up to end of July, as more detailed reporting will be made in the final report
This update specifically informs of the approval made to extend the operation with one month until end of August, allowing the MRCS to finalize the implementation of activities. With the extension, the operation ended on the 31 August, 2013. A final report will be issued three months after the end of the operation (by end of November 2013).
The Canadian Red Cross and government, Netherlands Red Cross and government, European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) as well as Italian and Korean governments contributed to the replenishment of the DREF allocation made for this operation.
The major donors and partners of DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and government, Danish Red Cross and government, DG ECHO, the Irish and the Italian governments, the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Luxembourg government, the Monaco Red Cross and government, the Netherlands Red Cross and government, the Norwegian Red Cross and government, the Spanish Government, the Swedish Red Cross and government, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Medtronic and Z Zurich Foundations, and other corporate and private donors.
The IFRC, on behalf of MRCS, would like to extend thanks to all for their generous contributions.