Peru

Peru: Floods DREF operation no. MDRPE004 Final Report

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Summary: On 2 February 2010, 171,122 Swiss francs (161,491 US dollars or 116,241 euro) were allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Peruvian Red Cross (PRC) in delivering immediate relief assistance to some 1,000 families (5,000 people) in the department of Cusco. On 18 March 2010 an additional 120,780 Swiss francs were allocated to provide essential relief assistance to 600 families (3,000 people) in the department of Puno.

The Peruvian Red Cross with the support of the IFRC addressed the needs of 3,849 families (19,399 people) in the departments of Cusco and Puno. Families were provided with basic food and non-food relief items including tarpaulins, kitchen sets, jerrycans, blankets and hygiene kits, as well as hygiene promotion and safe water.

The final financial report reflects bookings up to May 2010, which reflects transactions related to the replenishment of relief items mobilized at the beginning of the operation. All planned activities were completed within the three month implementation period of this DREF operation.

The Canadian government contributed 35,000 Canadian dollars (34,920 Swiss francs) and the European Commission's Office for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) contributed 92,800 euro (136,614 Swiss francs) to the DREF to replenish the allocation made for this operation. The major donors to the DREF are the Irish, Italian, Netherlands and Norwegian governments. Details of all donors can be found on http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/responding/drs/tools/dref/donors.asp