CHF 63,240 was allocated on 22 August 2013 from IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgia Red Cross Society (GRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 200 families (1,000 beneficiaries).
Summary: On 17-18 August 2013 heavy rain flooded villages of Guria region (Konchkati, Tkhinvali, Shrosha, Natanebi, Zemo and Kvemo Aketi, Ureki Tsvermagala territory). Ureki population asked for help as water flooded the first floors and basements of the houses. Agricultural lands were also flooded, cattle and poultry were killed. Georgia Red Cross Society volunteers supported rescuers of the affected region; they also provided psychosocial support to the children and affected population, as well as were conducting needs assessment so as to identify the main needs of the population. Based on the information received from the volunteers and on the official request for support for Guria region, Georgia Red Cross Society (GRCS) assisted 200 families (1,000 beneficiaries) with food and non-food items (mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets and hygiene kits) to address their most urgent needs.
The allocated amount of CHF 63,240 was fully spent in accordance with the endorsed budget.
The Netherlands Red Cross Silent Emergency Fund (SEF) donated CHF 52,814 as a replenishment of the DREF allocation. Other major donors and partners of DREF include the Australian, American and Belgian Governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Government, the Danish Red Cross and the Danish Government, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the Irish and the Italian Governments, the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Luxembourg Government, the Monaco Red Cross and the Monaco Government, the Netherlands Government, the Norwegian Red Cross and the Norwegian Government, the Spanish Government, the Swedish Red Cross and the Swedish Government, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Medtronic and Z Zurich Foundations, and other corporate and private donors.
On behalf of the Red Cross Society of Georgia, the IFRC would like to extend their thanks to all donors and partners for their generous contributions.