The lack of visibility and media attention in the case of small-scale disasters means that international appeals or funding are not forthcoming to support any response, and few other sources are available to first-responders. DREF makes it possible to assist in case of these silent disaster.
The Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) provides immediate financial support to Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, enabling them to act as first responders after a disaster. Projects in this programme are funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and provide monetary support for small, silent disasters around the world in 2016.
DREF appeals are initiated by IFRC and are implemented in cooperation with Host National Society.
Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis Landelijk Bureau
Flood, Epidemic, Drought, Flash Flood
Emergency food aid, Material relief assistance and services
Disaster Management Phase