Summary: 255,940 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Peruvian Red Cross in delivering immediate assistance to 800 families (some 4,000 beneficiaries). The La Niña phenomenon caused an increase in precipitation levels during the rainy season in Peru (December-April). This caused floods, landslides and mudslides in 18 of the 24 departments of the country. The National Administration declared a state of emergency on 29 March and extended it on 28 May for an additional 60 days.
The Belgian Red Cross and government made a contribution for the replenishment of the DREF allocation made to this operation. The major donors and partners of DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and government, the Danish Red Cross and government, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the Irish and the Italian governments, the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Luxembourg government, the Monaco Red Cross and government, the Netherlands Red Cross and government, the 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. The IFRC, on behalf of the National Society, would like to extend thanks to all the donors for their generous contributions. Details of all donors can be found on http://www.ifrc.org/en/what-we-do/disaster-management/responding/disaster-response-system/financial-instruments/disaster-relief-emergency-fund-dref/