CHF 301,176 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 10 September 2012 to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 6,649 families in the flood affected areas in Sudan.
Following a national alert for flooding, SRCS, in coordination with IFRC, activated their contingency plan, and in agreement with other stakeholders, SRCS identified its response strategy. Assessments by various stakeholders indicated that up to 28,621 households were affected across 17 states.
SRCS through this DREF operation managed to assist 6,649 flood affected families in Kasalla, White Nile, Sinnar, Gadarif and Khartoum states with non-food items, health and water and sanitation services with the support of up to 820 volunteers. These activities were accompanied by health education where volunteers demonstrated practically the use of the various items including the correct use of the aqua tabs and the mosquito nets to the targeted families.
All activities planned under this operation have been carried out. A small unspent balance of CHF 54 has been returned to DREF.
The Canadian Red Cross and government, Netherlands Red Cross and government as well as the Directorate General of European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) contributed to the replenishment of the DREF allocation made for 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, Danish Red Cross and government, DG 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 for their generous contributions. Details of DREF contributions are found on: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/Active/MAA00010_2012.pdf