Summary: 38,171 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on July 2010 to support the Red Cross Society of Panama (RCSP) in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,100 affected people (220 families).
During the months of June and July 2010, heavy rains caused floods, landslides and destroyed houses in Panama. The events affected vulnerable populations living in rural areas, and the DREF operation provided relief items to affected families to support them to re-establish their daily activities.
This operation concluded at the end of August 2010. The remaining balance of 6,468 Swiss francs was returned to the DREF.
The major donors to the DREF are the Irish, Italian, Netherlands and Norwegian governments and ECHO. Details of all donors can be found on: http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/responding/drs/tools/dref/donors.asp