Mongolia: Floods DREF Operation No. MDRMN002 Update No. 04

Situation Report
Originally published


DREF operation n=B0 MDRMN002
GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000140-MNG

The International Federation's 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 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 by this update: 30 September to 15 December 2009

Summary: CHF 240,000 (USD 224,520 or EUR 157,868) was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 10,000 people. Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

An extension for this DREF operation was requested and approved to allow the implementation of activities outlined in the revised plan of action. The revised plan of action took into account an approximate surplus of CHF 60,000 due to successful procurements below projected costs. Activities including MRCS relief stock replenishment, lessons learnt workshop and mask procurement for the hygiene promotion campaign activities were carried out.

The planned activities of the operation were completed. The delivery of some procurement items, such as jerry cans and dispensary tents, is scheduled for early February 2010. In line with the International Federation's reporting requirement, the Final Report (narrative and financial) will be issued by 20 March 2010.

The Netherlands Red Cross/ Netherlands government and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) have contributed EUR 40,000 (CHF 60,809) and EUR 115,000 (CHF 174,515) respectively towards the replenishment of the DREF for the allocation made to this operation. The major donors and partners of the DREF include the Danish Red Cross, Irish Red Cross/ Irish government, Japanese Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross/ Monaco government, Netherlands Red Cross/ Netherlands government, Norwegian Red Cross/ Norwegian government, Swedish Red Cross/ Swedish government, Italian government, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), ECHO, OPEC Fund for International Development, and corporate and private donors.

The International Federation, on behalf of the Mongolian Red Cross Society, would like to thank all donors and partners for their generous support to DREF.