Mongolia: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak DREF operation No. MDRMN001 Final report


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: 10 June to 10 September 2008

Summary: CHF 69,000 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 10 June 2008 to support the Mongolia Red Cross Society in delivering assistance to approximately 40,000 beneficiaries.

This operation was implemented in three months and was completed by early September 2008. The Mongolian Red Cross Society's health and disaster management team, with support from the International Federation, launched a three-month public education campaign in eight provinces and eight districts of Ulaanbaatar that were most affected by hand, foot and mouth disease. One of the key messages of this campaign was to teach children and their families as well as other at-risk groups to wash their hands, and up to 500 MRCS volunteers were mobilized to support the dissemination of information to vulnerable communities. In line with Federation reporting standards, this Final Report (narrative and financial) is due 90 days after the end of the operations.