This report covers the period January to December 2011
To increase the capacity of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.
A total of CHF 19,067,666 was allocated by the DREF in 2011. This amount was 98 per cent of the revised forecast and 18 per cent less than that allocated in 2010, but 9 per cent higher than 2009 allocations. The number of allocations requested dropped from 138 in 2010 to 113 in 2011.
The total amount allocated as start-up funds to emergency appeals was CHF 5,793,096 which is 13 per cent higher than in 2010. Twenty-one appeals received start-up funding of the 25 launched by the International Federation in 2011. Four DREF operations for Sahel countries which started in 2011 became emergency appeals in the first quarter of 2012. Grants to DREF-funded operations amounted to CHF 13,274,570 which is 31 per cent lower than in 2010.