The regional representation for the Andean countries (regional representation) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) supported the Bolivian Red Cross (BRC) in 2014 so that it could better fulfil its humanitarian mission. These actions were done in alignment with International Movement strategies and standards, including Strategy 2020 and the Inter-American Framework for Action 2012-2016. Particular technical and strategic guidance was given to the BRC in the areas of urban risk and resilience, response and preparation for disaster, and organization development.
During 2014, the BRC lead a four-month DREF operation for floods (MDRBO009). This DREF operation assisted 5,000 people (1,000 households) following the heavy precipitation in November and December 2013, which led to the declaration of a national emergency in January 2014. The BRC attended the subsequent floods that severely impacted the Beni and Pando departments in the Bolivian Amazon. The National Society implemented a cash transfer programme, as well as health prevention activities and support for the recovery of water and sanitation actions. Click here for the Final Report.