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Indonesia: Sinabung Volcano Eruption appeal n° MDRID005, Update n° 3

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GLIDE n=B0 VO-2010-000170-IDN
Update n=B0 3
24 November 2010

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. 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.

Period covered by this update: 23 September to 6 October 2010.

Summary: To date, camps for internally displaced people are vacant. People have gone back to their homes and fields. They also have gone back to their routines such as working on their fields. So, Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) has closed its command posts. During the operation, emergency health team have ceased its operations after two weeks reaching 1,171 patients thought its mobile clinics. The psychosocial support programme (PSP) team had focus on the children in coping with their trauma in the camps. Distribution of baby kits continued based on the fact that many infants in the camps. The water and sanitation team installed water tanks in two camps and conducted hygiene promotion sessions on maintaining facilities so that they continue to work properly.

On 3 September 2010, CHF 143,243 (USD 141,096 or EUR 109,883) was allocated from IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the national society in delivering immediate assistance to about 5,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

This operation is expected to be implemented over three months, and will therefore be completed by 30 November 2010; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 28 February 2011).

The major donors and partners of DREF include the Danish Red Cross/Danish government, Irish Red Cross/Irish government, Japanese Red Cross Society, Monaco Red Cross/Monaco government, Netherlands Red Cross/Netherlands government, Norwegian Red Cross/Norwegian government, Swedish Red Cross/ Swedish government, Canadian government, Italian government, AusAID, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), DG ECHO, OPEC's OFID, and corporate and private donors.

IFRC, on behalf of Palang Merah Indonesia (Indonesian Red Cross), would like to thank all donors for their generous contributions.