Extreme Cold - DREF operation n° MDRNP006

GLIDE n° CW-2011-000203-NPL

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.

A total of CHF 69,134 has been allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Nepal Red Cross Society to conduct rapid assessments and deliver immediate assistance to 5,000 families across nine districts who have been made vulnerable by the extreme cold following the onset of winter after their homes were severely damaged or destroyed by the earthquake in the eastern Nepal in September 2011. This includes the distribution of 10,000 blankets, support for volunteer mobilization and transport costs to enable relief teams and goods to reach people affected in very remote areas.

ICRC country office in Nepal has made an in-kind contribution of 2,000 blankets, so the total procurement under this DREF will be for 8,000 blankets.