The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of unearmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross 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.
Summary: CHF 256,963 (USD 235,879 or EUR 173,571) was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 5,000 beneficiaries affected by landslides and floods in Eastern Uganda. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF were made.
Summary: The response operation conducted by the URCS, with support from the International Federation and other partners/institutions and individuals, was in response to landslides and flooding that occurred between February and April 2010 in the eastern region of Uganda, particularly in Bududa district. URCS immediately carried out a rapid assessment to determine the extend f the damage and needs of the displaced families. Some of the activities under the operation included extracting bodies buried by landslides, identifying beneficiaries, camp management in Bududa, distribution of food and non food items (NFIs), providing water and sanitation facilities, conducting hygiene awareness, disease surveillance, information and communication services.