Floods - DREF operation n° MDRML007

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DREF operation n° MDRML007 GLIDE n° FL-2011-000129-MLI 8 September, 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 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.

CHF 242,586 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Mali Red Cross in delivering immediate assistance to some 7,500 beneficiaries. Un-earmarked funds to repay D Flooded areas in Mali. Photo Malian Red Cross REF are encouraged.

Summary: Since the beginning of August 2011, Mali is faced with heavy rainfall that has resulted in flooding in some locations and overflows of ponds in others, claiming many victims. One death has been reported.

DREF funds will be used to target 7,500 of the most vulnerable and reducing their vulnerability by providing essential shelter and non-food items (including tarpaulins, blankets, sleeping mats and kitchen sets), preventing spread of disease through distribution of bed nets, hygiene supplies and disinfection of flooded latrines and wells, and building awareness on good health and hygiene practices.

This operation is expected to be implemented over 3 months, and will therefore be completed by December, 2011; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by March, 2012).