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:
2 December to 6 January 2009
CHF 307,240 (USD 302,858 or EUR202,870) was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 19 October to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 4,000 families with nonfood relief items as well as to replenish disaster preparedness stocks distributed to the affected population.
Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.