GLIDE n° FL-2011-000129-MLI
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.
Summary: CHF 264,684 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 8 September 2011 to support the Mali Red Cross in delivering assistance to some 7,500 beneficiaries (1,500 households).
In August 2011, floods affected Tombouctou, Mopti, Koro, Sikasso, Kidal, Kayes and Koulikoro in Mali, impacting up to 15,415 people. Material damage was also significant and included loss of livestock as well as destruction of houses, household belongings and market gardens.
Mali Red Cross, with support from IFRC, quickly responded to the disaster, supporting a final total of 1,470 households with non-food relief distributions to address water, sanitation and hygiene as well as emergency shelter needs, coupled with sensitization activities and information on the correct use of materials distributed.
This operation was expected to be implemented over three months, and completed by the end of November 2011. However, some activities were delayed due to security issues. As a result, the operation was extended for an additional month from 30 November 2011 to 31 December 2011.
Total amount of funds spent in this operation was CHF 262,272. A small balance of CHF 2,412 has been returned to DREF.
Partners who supported the replenishment of this DREF allocation include the Canadian Red Cross/ Canadian government and the European Commission’s Office for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO).
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, Japanese Red Cross Society, the Luxembourg government, Monaco Red Cross and government, Netherlands Red Cross and government, 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.