Peru: Floods DREF operation no. MDRPE004 update no.2


Period covered by this update: 19 February to 15 March 2010.

Summary: On 2 February 2010, 171,122 Swiss francs (161,491 US dollars or 116,241 euros) initially was 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 was allocated to provide essential relief assistance to 600 families (3,000 people) in the department of Puno.

To date, the PRC has provided assistance to 2,641 families (13,299 personas) with food and non-food items. Whilst this amount surpasses the original target to meet the basic needs of 1,600 families (8,000 people) in the departments of Cusco and Puno, continued actions are moving forward to provide hygiene kits, kitchen sets, tarpaulins and jerry cans.

The Canadian government contributed 35,000 Canadian dollars (34,920 Swiss francs) and ECHO contributed 92,800 euros (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 and ECHO. Details of all donors is available at: