Emergency Disaster Assistance Fund

The Emergency Disaster Assistance Fund (EDAF) is a draw-down fund administered by the Canadian Red Cross Society that allows for immediate Canadian support to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) emergency operations in response to sudden-onset small- and medium-scale humanitarian situations, including natural disasters, non-recurrent health epidemics, and conflicts. The EDAF increases the effectiveness and timeliness of assistance to crisis-affected people.

August 2016

Myanmar – Floods

On August 18, 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Myanmar Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 50,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of safe drinking water, hygiene items, and cash support to those affected by the floods.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action - Myanmar Floods (PDF, 0.87 MB)

Bangladesh – Floods

On August 8, 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency relief operation to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 55,000 people for three months. On August 16, the IFRC launched a revised emergency relief operation to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in providing additional assistance to approximately 105,000 people for 12 months. The operation will focus on the provision of emergency food assistance, hygiene items and safe drinking water to populations affected by the floods in north and north eastern Bangladesh.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Appeal – Bangladesh: Floods  (PDF, 1.09 MB).

India – Floods

On August 2, 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Indian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 25,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of emergency relief items and safe drinking water to populations affected by the floods in Assam state.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in India to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action – India : Floods (PDF, 428.0 KB).

July 2016

Democratic Republic of Congo – Yellow Fever, Cholera, and Measles Outbreak

On 21 July 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to over 12,000 people for 6 months. The operation will focus on social mobilization activities linked to vaccination campaigns and emergency health, as well as water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Appeal - Democratic Republic of Congo - Yellow Fever, Cholera, and Measles Outbreak 2016.

June 2016

Bangladesh – Cyclone Roanu

On May 24th, 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency relief operation to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 25,000 people for three months. On June 3rd, 2016, the IFRC launched a revised emergency relief operation to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in providing additional assistance to approximately 55,000 for 10 months. The operation will focus on distribution of relief items, provision of cash grants for shelter and livelihoods recovery, provision of safe drinking water and water storage items, and health promotion.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Bangladesh to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Appeal – Bangladesh: Cyclone Roanu (PDF, 1,013.7 KB).

May 2016

Sri Lanka – Floods and Landslides

On May 21st, 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 20,000 people for four months. On May 24th, 2016, the IFRC launched a revised emergency relief operation to support the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society in providing additional assistance to approximately 40,000 people for 18 months. The operation will focus on provision of shelter, relief items, livelihood recovery, preventive health, water and sanitation interventions, as well as community-based risk reduction and institutional disaster response capacity enhancement.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Sri Lanka to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Appeal – Sri Lanka: Floods and Landslides (PDF, 319.7 KB).

Democratic Republic of Congo - Yellow Fever

On May 20, 2016 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross Society to respond to an outbreak of yellow fever, aiming to reach more than 1.9 million people over a period of 2 months. The operation will focus on raising awareness and supporting behaviour change in at-risk communities aimed at containing the outbreak.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action: Democratic Republic of Congo – Yellow Fever (PDF, 524.8 KB).

Timor-Leste – Drought

On April 18, 2016 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a preliminary emergency relief operation to support the Timor-Leste Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 13,300 people for four months. On May 18, 2016 the IFRC launched a revised emergency relief operation to support the Timor-Leste Red Cross Society in providing additional assistance to approximately 20,000 people for 10 months. The operation will focus on the provision of cash transfers, supplementary feeding, health assistance, safe water and sanitation, and hygiene promotion interventions.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Timor-Leste to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Appeal – Timor-Leste : Drought (PDF, 647.2 KB).

April 2016

Burundi – Emergency Appeal

On April 1st, 2016 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Burundian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 100,000 people for 6 months. The operation will focus on health care, emergency shelter, and strengthening the capacity of the Burundian Red Cross Society to manage emergency operations.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Burundi to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency appeal – Burundi: Complex Emergency (PDF, 472.9 KB).

Vietnam – Drought and Saltwater Intrusion

On April 8th, 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Vietnam Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 17,600 people for 4 months. The operation will focus on provision of safe water, unconditional cash transfers, and hygiene and health promotion.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Vietnam to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action – Vietnam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion (PDF, 681.8 KB).

March 2016

Mongolia – Extreme Winter Conditions

On March 1st, 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 25,500 people for 12 months. The operation will focus on detailed assessments, food security, nutrition and livelihoods, and community preparedness and risk reduction.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Mongolia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Appeal – Mongolia: Extreme Winter Condition (PDF, 315.6 KB).

Fiji – Tropical Cyclone Winston

On February 23, 2016 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a preliminary emergency relief operation to support the Red Cross Society of Fiji in providing immediate assistance to approximately 5,000 people for five months. On March 1, 2016, the IFRC launched a revised emergency relief operation to support the Red Cross Society of Fiji in providing additional assistance to approximately 38,500 for 12 months. The operation will focus on the provision of shelter, health assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Fiji to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal – Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Winston (PDF, 761.8 KB).

Central African Republic - Monkey Pox Epidemic Outbreak

On February 19, 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Red Cross Society of Central African Republic in providing immediate assistance to approximately 164,000 people for 2 months. The operation will focus on social mobilization and awareness-raising activities to help reduce the health risk and improve prevention activities related to a Monkey-pox outbreak.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the Central African Republic to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action: CAR - Monkey-pox Epidemic Outbreak (PDF, 643.3 KB).

January 2016

Kenya Floods

On January 4, 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Plan of Action to support the Kenyan Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 75,000 people for two months. The operation will focus on the provision of essential non-food items and water and sanitation support for flood-affected households.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Kenya to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action – Kenya: Floods (PDF, 729.6 KB).

December 2015

India – Floods

On December 1, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Indian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 17,500 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of emergency relief items and safe drinking water to populations affected by the floods.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in India to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to India : Floods - Emergency Plan of Action (PDF, 852.4 KB).

Philippines – Typhoons and floods

On December 22, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Philippine Red Cross in providing immediate assistance to approximately 45,000 people for 12 months. The operation will focus on the provision of food, shelter, non-food items, safe water and sanitation facilities to populations affected by typhoons and floods.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the Philippines to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal – Philippines : Typhoons and Floods (PDF, 843 KB).

November 2015

Pakistan - Earthquake

On November 3, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 28,630 people for six months. The operation will focus on the deployment of mobile health units and the distribution of shelter tool kits, corrugated galvanized iron (CGI) sheets and essential household items.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Pakistan to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action - Pakistan: Earthquake 2015 (PDF, 922.9 KB).

Indonesia – Forest fires

On November 4, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Indonesian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 106,140 people for three months. The operation will focus on the establishment of emergency housing, the provision of adapted medical services and health education, and the provision of masks to populations affected by haze caused by the fires.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Indonesia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Indonesia Forest Fires: Emergency Plan of Action (PDF, 531.2 KB).

Algeria – Floods

On November 5, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Red Crescent Society of Algeria in providing immediate assistance to approximately 7,500 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of emergency shelters, essential relief items, food assistance, hygiene kits and improved access to sanitation for flood-affected people in refugee camps in Tindouf.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Algeria to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action - Algeria Floods 2015 (PDF, 295.6 KB).

Afghanistan - Earthquake

On November 5, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Afghan Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 14,000 people for four months. The operation will focus on provision of non-food relief supplies, winter clothing, emergency shelter and psychosocial support.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Afghanistan to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action - Afghanistan: Earthquake (PDF, 947.7 KB).

Tanzania - Cholera outbreak

On November 11, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Tanzanian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 226,000 people for five months. The operation will focus on the treatment and prevention of the disease through the provision of medical supplies and the improvement of access to safe water and proper sanitation services.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Tanzania to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Appeal - Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak (PDF, 711.2 KB).

October 2015

Ethiopia - Refugees from South Sudan

On September 18, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Ethiopian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 47,000 South Sudanese refugees for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of health care and safe water and the promotion of hygiene.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Ethiopia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency appeal - Ethiopia: Population Movement (PDF, 595.4 KB).

Philippines – Typhoon Koppu

On October 21, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Philippine Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 12,500 people over a period of three months. The operation will focus on the provision of food, shelter, non-food items, safe water, and sanitation facilities to populations affected by Typhoon Koppu.

Canada’s support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the Philippines to ensure humanitarian needs are met and provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action – Philippines : Typhoon Koppu (PDF, 3.52 MB)

September 2015

Zimbabwe – Food Insecurity

On September 14, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Red Cross Society of Zimbabwe in providing immediate assistance to approximately 10,830 people for six months. The operation will focus on the provision of livelihoods support, malnutrition screening and referral, health and hygiene promotion, and clean water infrastructure rehabilitation. The operation targets vulnerable people affected by food insecurity, which has been brought on by poor harvests throughout 2015, and the ongoing El Nino-driven drought.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Zimbabwe to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal Operation Update: Zimbabwe - Food Insecurity (PDF, 309.5 KB).

Malawi – Food Insecurity

On September 17, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Red Cross Society of Malawi in providing immediate assistance to approximately 10,000 people for six months. The operation will focus on the provision of food assistance, as well as agricultural and livelihoods support. The operation targets vulnerable people affected by food insecurity, which has been brought on by severe flooding and poor harvests throughout 2015, and the ongoing El Nino-driven drought.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Malawi to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal Operation Update: Malawi - Food Insecurity (PDF, 266.1 KB).

Namibia – Food Insecurity

On September 28 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Red Cross Society of Namibia in providing immediate assistance to approximately 11,500 people for seven months. The operation will focus on the provision of food and nutrition assistance, livelihoods support, hygiene promotion, and clean water infrastructure rehabilitation. The operation targets vulnerable people affected by food insecurity, which has been brought on by flooding and poor harvests throughout 2015, and the ongoing El Nino-driven drought.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Namibia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal Operation Update: Namibia - Food Insecurity (PDF, 427.3 KB).

Rwanda – Conflict/Population Movement

On September 17, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Rwandan Red Cross in providing immediate assistance for 10 months to approximately 10,000 Burundian refugees and vulnerable members of the host community. The operation will focus on providing emergency health services; water, hygiene and sanitation assistance; emergency shelters; nutrition support; and livelihood assistance.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Rwanda to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Donor response - Burundi - Rwanda refugees (PDF, 1.19 MB).

Pakistan - Floods

On August 27, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 39,900 people for six months. The operation will focus on food security, emergency shelter and household items, emergency health, and water, sanitation and hygiene.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Pakistan to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal – Pakistan: Floods (PDF, 1.35 MB).

Sierra Leone Floods

On September 18, 2015 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to over 24,000 beneficiaries over three months. The operation will focus on the provision of basic health care, water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion, as well as non-food items.

Canada's support to this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action operation update - Sierra Leone Floods (PDF, 416.2 KB)

Tropical Storm in Dominica

On September 10, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Dominica Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 12,000 people for nine months. The operation will focus on distributing basic household non-food items and providing water, sanitation and hygiene services as well as emergency health services to families affected by Tropical Storm Erika.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Dominica to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action – Dominica: Tropical Storm Erika (PDF, 1.36 MB).

Population Movement into Macedonia

On September 10, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Red Cross Society of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in providing immediate assistance to approximately 110,000 people for a period of seven months. The operation will focus on providing essential food and non-food items, health care including first aid, psychological support, and hygiene promotion, in addition to supporting the reunification of family members.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society.  The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Macedonia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency appeal – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Population Movement (PDF, 426.1 KB).

August 2015

India - Floods

On August 13, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Indian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 80,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of emergency shelter and safe drinking water to populations affected by the flooding.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in India to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to India: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action (PDF, 2.05 MB).

Guinea Floods

On August 12, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Guinea Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 9,000 beneficiaries over two months. The operation is focusing on the provision of emergency shelter, the rehabilitation of water points, as well as sanitation and hygiene promotion.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Guinea to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action - Guinea Floods (PDF, 906 KB).

Drought in El Salvador

On August 27, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Salvadorian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 5,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on distributing safe drinking water and food packages to affected families.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society.  The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in El Salvador to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action – El Salvador: Drought (PDF, 2.06 MB).

Population Movement into Serbia

On 18 August 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Serbia Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to 314,580 migrants awaiting registration at processing centers in Serbia for three months. The operation will focus on providing essential food and non-food items, and hygiene kits, in addition to supporting the reunification of family members.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society.  The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Serbia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action – Serbia: Population Movement (PDF, 1.61 MB).

Bangladesh Floods

On August 11, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 15,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of cash grants to flood-affected families to help meet immediate needs, and a supply of safe drinking water.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Bangladesh to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action - Bangladesh: Cyclone Komen (PDF, 1.26 MB)

Burma Floods

On August 11, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Burma Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 58,000 people over a period of 12 months. The operation will focus on the provision of food, health, shelter, water, and sanitation services, as well as strengthening livelihoods and disaster preparedness and risk reduction activities in the most affected areas.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Burma to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to: Emergency Appeal Myanmar: Floods (MDRMM006) (PDF, 1.00 MB)

June 2015

Belarus – Population Movement

On June 3, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Red Cross Society of Belarus in providing immediate assistance to approximately 10,000 people for nine months. The operation will focus on providing nutrition, health care and hygiene assistance to people displaced by civil unrest in Ukraine.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Belarus to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal - Belarus Population Movement 2015 (PDF, 807.3 KB).

Ghana Floods

On June 11, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Ghana Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 6,000 people over a period of three months. The operation will focus on the provision of basic health care, household items, water and sanitation, as well as hygiene promotion activities in the most affected areas.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Ghana to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to: Disaster Relief Emergency Fund Operation - Ghana Floods 2015 (MDRGH011) (PDF, 1.02 MB)

May 2015

Gambia Food Insecurity

On May 12, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Gambia Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 63,100 people over a period of 12 months. The operation will focus on providing food and nutrition assistance as well as agricultural and livestock support to help strengthen community resilience.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Gambia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to: Emergency Appeal - Gambia Food Insecurity 2015 (MDRGM010) (PDF, 547 KB).

Rwanda – Population Movement

On May 11, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an Emergency Plan of Action to support the Rwandan Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 7,500 Burundian refugees for six months. The operation will focus on first aid and psychosocial services; water and sanitation assistance; and basic household items.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Rwanda to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to Emergency Plan of Action – Rwanda: Population Movement (MDRRW012) (PDF, 804 KB).

Tanzania – Population Movement

On May 20, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Tanzanian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 20,000 Burundian refugees for six months. The operation will focus on emergency healthcare; water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion; and emergency shelter and relief items.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Tanzania to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to Emergency Appeal – Tanzania: Population Movement (MDRTZ017) (PDF, 1.15 MB).

April 2015

Niger – Meningitis and Measles Epidemic

On April 29, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Red Cross Society of Niger in providing immediate assistance to approximately 280,000 people for six weeks. The operation will focus on sensitization activities aimed at prevention and control, as well as screening and referrals.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Niger to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action - Niger: Epidemic (meningitis & measles) (PDF, 1.34 MB).

Senegal Food Insecurity

On April 23, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Senegal Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 72,000 people over a period of 12 months. The operation will focus on providing food and nutrition assistance as well as strengthening livelihoods.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Senegal to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to: Emergency Appeal - Senegal Food Insecurity 2015 (MDRSN011) (PDF, 520 KB)

Chile – Severe Flooding

On April 10, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency plan of action to support the Chilean Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 6,500 people for three months. The operation will focus on first aid care, water and sanitation, health and hygiene promotion, psychosocial support, shelter, livelihoods, a cash-transfer program and restoring family links.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Chile to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to Emergency Plan of Action: Chile – Flash Floods (MDRCL011) (PDF, 1.10 MB).

Micronesia – Typhoon Maysak

On April 4, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Micronesia Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 6,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of emergency shelter materials and essential household non-food items including blankets, hygienic kits, kitchen sets, mosquito nets, tarpaulins and water storage containers.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Micronesia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to Emergency Plan of Action: Federated States of Micronesia – Typhoon Maysak (MDRFM001) (PDF, 572 KB).

March 2015

South Pacific Islands – Cyclone Pam

On March 23, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency appeal to support the Red Cross Societies of Vanuatu, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Papua New Guinea in providing immediate assistance to approximately 81,000 people for six months. The operation will focus on the provision of shelter, water and sanitation, emergency health, and livelihood support.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the South Pacific Ocean region to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to International Appeal: Pacific Region – Tropical Cyclone Pam (MDR55001) (PDF, 1.26 MB).

February 2015

Madagascar - Cyclone Chedza

On February 2, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Malagasy Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 60,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of safe water and sanitation, shelter and essential non-food items to people displaced by the cyclone.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Madagascar to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action - Madagascar: Cyclone Chedza (PDF, 1.02 MB).

Cameroon – Complex Emergency

On February 9, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Cameroon Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 25,000 people for a total of five months. The operation will focus on improved health care, provision of clean water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, emergency shelter, food security, nutrition and livelihoods, and National Society capacity-building and disaster risk reduction.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Cameroon to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to Emergency Appeal: Cameroon – Population Movements (MDRCM021).

Albania – Floods

On February 6, 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Response Emergency Fund operation to support the Albanian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 8,000 people for four months. The operation will focus on the provision of food assistance, blankets and hygiene kits.

Canada’s support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Albania to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to Emergency Plan of Action: Albania – Floods 2015 (MDRAL005) (PDF, 609 KB).

December 2014

Niger – Cholera Outbreak

On December 30, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency relief operation to support the Red Cross Society of Niger in providing immediate assistance to approximately 15,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on patient treatment, provision of clean water and improved sanitation, and awareness-raising and sensitization of cholera prevention and control.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Niger to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action - Niger: Cholera Epidemic (PDF, 955 KB).

Morocco – Floods

On December 1, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Response Emergency Fund operation to support the Moroccan Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 5,500 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of non-food items such as blankets, mattresses, kitchen sets, hygiene kits and appropriate tools for cleaning shelters.

Canada’s support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Morocco to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to Emergency Plan of Action: Morocco – Floods 2014 (MDRMA006) (PDF, 323 MB).

Philippines – Typhoon Hagupit

On December 14, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Response Emergency Fund operation to support the Philippine Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 35,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on the provision of emergency food and non-food items, as well as temporary shelter material.

Canada’s support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the Philippines to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to Emergency Plan of Action: Philippines – Typhoon Hagupit (MDRPH016) (PDF, 1.15 MB).

November 2014

Nigeria – Complex Emergency

On November 5, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Nigerian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 150,000 people for 12 months. The emergency relief operation will focus on providing improved health and care, sanitation facilities, emergency shelter, clean water and non-food items; promoting hygiene and psychosocial support; and restoring family links.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Nigeria to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal: Nigeria – Complex Emergency (MDRNG018).

October 2014

Guinea-Bissau - Ebola outbreak

On October 8, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Red Cross Society of Guinea-Bissau in providing immediate assistance to approximately 400,000 people for a total of three months. The operation focuses on preparedness and prevention activities, including volunteer training related to epidemics, pre-positioning of personal protective equipment and the dissemination of education and communication materials linked with community social mobilization activities.

Canada’s support of this emergency relief operation was channeled through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Guinea-Bissau to ensure humanitarian needs are met and provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Guinea Bissau: Ebola Preparedness - MDRGW002 (PDF, 1.46 MB).

Gambia - Ebola outbreak

On September 16, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Gambia Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 300,000 people for three months. The operation focuses on preparedness and prevention activities, including volunteer training related to epidemics, pre-positioning of personal protective equipment and the dissemination of education and communication materials linked with community social mobilization activities.

Canada’s support of this emergency relief operation was channeled through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Gambia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Gambia: Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness - MDRGM009 (PDF, 1.09 MB).

Togo - Ebola outbreak

On August 27, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Togolese Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 4.2 million people for three months. The operation focuses on preparedness and prevention activities, including volunteer training related to epidemics, pre-positioning of personal protective equipment and the dissemination of education and communication materials linked with community social mobilization activities.

Canada’s support of this emergency relief operation was channeled through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Togo to ensure humanitarian needs are met and provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Togo: Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness - MDRTG005 (PDF, 1.13 MB).

Mali - Ebola outbreak

On July 17, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an extension of the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Mali Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 4 million people for a total of five months. The operation focuses on preparedness and prevention activities, including volunteer training related to epidemics, pre-positioning of personal protective equipment and the dissemination of education and communication materials linked with community social mobilization activities.

Canada’s support of this emergency relief operation was channeled through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Mali to ensure humanitarian needs are met and provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Mali: Preparedness for Ebola - MDRML010 (PDF, 204 KB).

Senegal - Ebola outbreak

On July 16, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an extension of the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Senegalese Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 1.2 million people for a total of five months. The operation focuses on preparedness and prevention activities, including volunteer training related to epidemics, pre-positioning of personal protective equipment and the dissemination of education and communication materials linked with community social mobilization activities.

Canada’s support of this emergency relief operation was channeled through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Senegal to ensure humanitarian needs are met and provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Senegal: Ebola virus disease preparedness - MDRSN009 (PDF, 774.2 KB).

September 2014

Bangladesh - Flooding

On September 15, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 97,000 people for 12 months. The operation will focus on the distribution of food and relief items; health, water and sanitation services, and hygiene-promotion activities; emergency and recovery shelter assistance; disaster preparedness and risk reduction.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being provided through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Bangladesh to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal: Bangladesh Floods (MDRBD014) (PDF, 881.6 KB).

India - Flooding

On September 18, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Response Emergency Fund operation to support the Indian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 30,000 people over six months. The operation will focus on providing assistance to flood-affected families through the provision of emergency non-food items (family tents and high-thermal woollen blankets), safe drinking water and the mobilization of water-purification units to promote hygiene.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being provided through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in India to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action: India – Monsoon Floods 2014 (MDRIN014) (PDF, 1.11 MB).

Cameroon – Floods and Cholera Epidemic

On September 8, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Plan of Action to support the Cameroon Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 26,380 people for three months. The operation will focus on immediate risk reduction of waterborne and water-related disease, emergency shelter, and the distribution of non-food items such as blankets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, jerry cans, and hygiene and sanitation kits.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Cameroon to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Cameroon: Ebola virus disease preparedness n° MDRCM019 (PDF, 421.1 KB).

Pakistan – Flooding

On September 12, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Plan of Action to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in the delivery of immediate assistance to approximately 24,500 people over three months. The operation will focus on providing assistance to flood-affected families through emergency health services, food, emergency shelters and essential household items.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Pakistan to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Pakistan: Monsoon Floods 2014 (PDF - 720 KB).

August 2014

Nepal - Flooding

On August 27, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Preliminary Emergency Appeal to support the Nepal Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 50,000 people for nine months. The operation will focus on assisting flood-affected families by providing emergency shelter and essential relief items, along with water, sanitation, hygiene, and health-promotion services.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being provided through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Nepal to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Appeal: Nepal – Floods and Landslides (MDRNP007) (PDF, 1.04 MB).

Cameroon – Ebola Outbreak

On August 25, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Plan of Action to support the Cameroon Red Cross Society in preparing and potentially providing immediate assistance to approximately 500,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on training, awareness rising and social mobilization activities.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Cameroon to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Cameroon: Ebola virus disease preparedness n° MDRCM019 (PDF, 421.1 KB).

Libya - Civil Unrest

On August 12, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Libyan Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 20,000 people for three months. The operation is focused on providing food parcels, water and essential household items to vulnerable people displaced across Libya.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Libya to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Libya: Complex Emergency (PDF, 299 KB).

Nigeria – Ebola Outbreak

On August 12, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency appeal to support the Nigerian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately five million people for nine months. The operation will focus on education, awareness raising, social mobilization, surveillance, case identification and contact tracing, as well as psychosocial support.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Nigeria to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Nigeria: Ebola Outbreak (PDF, 1077 KB)

July 2014

Paraguay – Severe Flooding

On July 11, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency appeal to support the Paraguayan Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 22,500 people for 12 months. The operation will focus on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion as well as providing emergency shelter to people affected by the floods.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Paraguay to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Paraguay: Severe Flooding (PDF, 835 KB)

Sierra Leone – Ebola Outbreak

On June 26, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency appeal and a revised emergency appeal on July 18, 2014, to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 6.3 million people for eight months. The operation will focus on education, awareness raising, social mobilization, surveillance, case identification and contact management, as well as case management, psychosocial support and regional preparedness and response.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Sierra Leone: Ebola Outbreak (PDF, 797 KB)

Liberia – Ebola Outbreak

On July 21, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a revised emergency appeal to support the Liberian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 1.5 million people for nine months. The operation will focus on education, awareness raising, social mobilization, surveillance, case identification and case management, as well as psychosocial support.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Liberia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Liberia: Ebola Outbreak (PDF, 404 KB)

Guinea – Ebola Outbreak

On July 30, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a revised emergency appeal to support the Red Cross Society of Guinea in providing immediate assistance to approximately 11.1 million people for nine months. The operation will focus on education, awareness raising, social mobilization, surveillance, case identification and contact management, as well as case management, psychosocial support, and regional preparedness and response.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Guinea to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Guinea: Ebola Outbreak (PDF, 945 KB)

El Salvador – Chikungunya Outbreak

On July 3, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Salvadoran Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 25,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, including fumigation, as well as awareness-raising in the departments of San Salvador, Sonsonate and Cuscatlán.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society.  The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in El Salvador to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - El Salvador: Chikungunya and dengue fever outbreak (PDF, 607 KB).

June 2014

Iraq – Population Movement

On June 13, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Iraqi Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 20,000 people over two months. The operation will focus on providing food parcels, water, core relief items, hygiene kits and blankets to the displaced Iraqi communities in Dohuk, Erbil and Ninewa.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Iraq to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA)-Iraq: Population Movement (PDF, 315 KB)

May 2014

Afghanistan – Floods and Landslides

On May 10, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency appeal to support the Afghan Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 17,500 people for five months. The operation focuses on providing immediate relief items such as blankets, jerry cans, kitchen sets, hygiene kits, water purification tablets and shelter toolkits.

Canada’s support of this emergency relief operation was channelled through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Afghanistan to ensure humanitarian needs are met and provide further assistance if required.

For further details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, please refer to Emergency Plan of Action: Afghanistan – Floods and Landslides (MDRAF002) (PDF, 1.45 MB).

Bolivia - Severe Rain and Floods 

On May 21, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) updated the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund - Emergency Plan of Action to support the Bolivian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 5,000 people for four months. The operation will help restore livelihoods; facilitate access to food, health care and water; and promote sanitation and hygiene in the departments of Beni and La Paz.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Bolivia to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to the Emergency Plan of Action update (PDF, 459 KB).

Solomon Islands - floods

On May 2, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an emergency appeal to support the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 21,000 beneficiaries over nine months. The operation will focus on providing essential household items, emergency shelters, safe water, as well as hygiene and health promotion.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the Solomon Islands to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Appeal Solomon Islands: Floods (PDF, 2.01 MB).

March 2014

Indonesia – Volcanic Eruption

On March 3, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Indonesian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 16,500 people over two months. The operation will focus on providing essential food assistance, non-food items, clean drinking water, and sanitation and hygiene services to the displaced people affected by the volcano eruption in Kediri, Malang and Blitar districts.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Indonesia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to:
Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Indonesia: Volcanic Eruption – Mt Kelud (PDF, 896 KB).

February 2014

Hepatitis E virus outbreak in Uganda

On February 6, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Ugandan Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 1.2 million people for four months. The operation will focus on identifying and referring cases for treatment, providing water and sanitation assistance to increase access to potable water and hygiene supplies, and awareness-raising activities on the dangers of and prevention approaches for hepatitis E.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Uganda to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Uganda: Hepatitis E Virus disease outbreak (PDF, 1.85 MB).

Iraq civil unrest

On February 4, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Iraqi Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 25,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on providing essential food assistance, non-food items and health services to affected populations around Anbar Province.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Iraq to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Iraq: Civil Unrest 2014 (PDF, 337 KB).

January 2014

Refugee movement from South Sudan to Ethiopia

On January 29, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Ethiopia Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 30,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on providing emergency health care, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion to affected South Sudanese refugees in Lietchor camp, in the Gambela region of Ethiopia.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Ethiopia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Ethiopia: Population Movement (PDF, 546 KB).

South Sudan civil unrest

On January 10, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the South Sudan Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 40,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on providing essential emergency health care and water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion to affected internally displaced populations in Awerial and Juba.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in South Sudan to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - South Sudan: Civil unrest (PDF, 1.55 MB).

El Salvador volcanic eruption

On January 6, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the El Salvador Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 5,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on providing non-food items, clean water, emergency health care, and logistics services to those most in need as well as supporting the protection of livelihoods.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in El Salvador to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - El Salvador: Volcanic eruption (PDF, 1.11 MB).

Severe rains and floods in Saint Lucia

On January 3, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Saint Lucia Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 5,270 people for three months. The operation focuses on providing immediate relief items such as blankets, jerry cans, kitchen sets, hygiene kits and cleaning kits and contributes to the reduction of vector- and water-borne diseases.

Canada, through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), is providing support to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's relief operations. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Saint Lucia to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For further details on the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies emergency operation that DFATD is supporting, please refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Saint Lucia / Americas: Floods (PDF, 907 KB).

Severe rains and floods in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

On January 3, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 7,000 people for three months. The operation focuses on providing relief items such as blankets, jerry cans, hygiene kits, Aquatabs, food parcels and shelter toolkits and contributes to the reduction of vector- and water-borne diseases.

Canada, through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), is providing support to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's relief operations. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For further details on the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies emergency operation that DFATD is supporting, please refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Americas (PDF, 724 KB).

December 2013

Central Africa Republic civil unrest

On December 23, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Central African Republic Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 25,000 people for three months. The operation will focus on providing psychosocial support to address the trauma of displaced people affected by the violence and gross human rights violations in the country. Hygiene promotion activities and the installation of latrines to enhance sanitation facilities and practices will also be carried out.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the Central African Republic to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Central Africa Republic: Civil unrest (PDF, 631 KB).

Tropical cyclone in Somalia

On December 20, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Somali Red Crescent Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 23,100 people for nine months. The operation will focus on the provision of emergency food assistance; improved access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services; medical support (through mobile outreach clinics); and shelter and essential non-food household items, as well as livelihoods support, to those most in need.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Somalia to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - Somalia: Tropical Cyclone (PDF, 118 KB).

Refugee movement from the Central African Republic into Cameroon

On December 17, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Cameroon Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 8,200 people for six months. The operation will focus on providing emergency and temporary shelter, basic hygiene items, clean water, and meeting the basic sanitation and health needs of refugee families.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Cameroon to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency appeal - Cameroon: Population Movement (PDF, 1.82 MB).

Ukraine civil unrest

On December 13, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Ukrainian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 10,000 people for two months. The operation will focus on training 500 new first aid volunteers and establishing and equipping 15 first aid depot points with blankets and generators across affected cities.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Disaster relief emergency fund (DREF) - Ukraine: Civil Unrest (PDF, 521 KB).

Zimbabwe - Drought and food insecurity

On December 11, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 10,500 people for seven months. The operation will focus on the provision of basic food assistance, agriculture and livelihood support, clean water, and hygiene promotion.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Zimbabwe to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency Appeal - Zimbabwe: Food Security (PDF, 839 KB).

November 2013

Wild polio outbreak in Cameroon

On November 30, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Cameroon Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 695,000 children aged 0–6 for three months. The operation will focus on undertaking vaccination campaigns in the West, Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Cameroon to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Disaster relief emergency fund (DREF) - Cameroon: Wild Polio Virus Epidemic (PDF, 344 KB).

Vietnam – Typhoon Nari

On October 7, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a preliminary emergency relief operation following Typhoon Wutip to support the Vietnam Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to approximately 37,500 people for ten months. On November 26, 2013, the IFRC launched a revised emergency relief operation following Typhoon Nari seeking to support the Vietnam Red Cross Society in delivering additional immediate assistance to approximately 34,000 people for ten months. The operation is focused on providing additional household kits, support for increased shelter cost, provision of Aqua tabs to replace the deployment of a water treatment unit, and additional support for cash transfer programming.

Canada is supporting this emergency relief operation through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Vietnam to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Revised emergency appeal – Viet Nam: Typhoon Wutip (PDF, 1.92 MB).

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

On November 8, 2013, the Government of Canada allocated a sum of $30,000 to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies to help launch relief operations and meet the needs of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Since, Canada has committed more than $20 million in humanitarian aid to help the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. This commitment will cover the cost of emergency relief activities, including the provision of emergency shelter, food, water, livelihood support, and other essential services.

Further, Canada has established a mechanism to match the donations made by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities.

For further information on Canada's commitment to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, please consult the Canada's Response to Typhoon Haiyan Webpage.

October 2013

Philippines Earthquake

On October 19, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Philippine Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to approximately 50,000 people for three months. The operation is focused on providing relief items, emergency shelter, and health, water and sanitation promotion.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in the Philippines to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Disaster relief emergency fund (DREF) ― Philippines: Central Visayas Earthquake (PDF, 869 KB).

Cyclone Phailin in India

On October 14, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Indian Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to approximately 75,000 people for six months. The operation is focused on providing emergency relief and shelter, safe drinking water and hygiene promotion materials.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in India to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) India: Cyclone Phailin (PDF, 1.69 MB).

Paraguay - Severe drought

On October 11, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Paraguay Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 10,000 people for seven months. The operation will focus on the provision of basic food assistance, livelihood support, clean water, and hygiene promotion.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Paraguay to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Emergency appeal - Paraguay: Drought (PDF, 952 KB).

Vietnam Typhoon Wutip

On October 7, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched the preliminary emergency appeal to support the Vietnam Red Cross Society in its work over the next ten months delivering immediate assistance to approximately 37,500 people affected by Typhoon Wutip. The operation is focused on providing assistance in the following sectors: food and non-food relief; water and sanitation; shelter and livelihood; preparedness for response; national society capacity development; and disaster risk reduction.

Canada’s support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Vietnam to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Preliminary emergency appeal - Viet Nam: Typhoon Wutip (PDF, 1.34 MB).

Laos Floods

On October 3, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Lao Red Cross in delivering immediate assistance to approximately 10,000 people for six months. The operation is focusing on providing food assistance, essential household items, mosquito nets and hygiene promotion materials.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Lao to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) — Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Floods (PDF, 1.08 MB).

September 2013

Pakistan Earthquake

On September 30, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in delivering immediate assistance to approximately 7,000 people for three months. The operation is focusing on providing emergency health services and distributions of food packets, non-food items and emergency shelter supplies.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Pakistan to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)—Pakistan: Earthquake in Balochistan (PDF, 1.64 MB).

Flooding in Benin

On September 20, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund operation to support the Benin Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to approximately 7,000 people for three months. The operation is focusing on providing emergency shelter materials and basic relief items such as soap, blankets, mosquito nets and sleeping mats, potable water, emergency latrines, and hygiene promotion to affected populations in the regions of Karimama and Malanville.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Benin to ensure that humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) — Benin: Floods (PDF, 921 KB).

Peru – Extreme Winter Conditions

On September 12, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Peruvian Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to approximately 5,000 people over three months. The operation will focus on providing food assistance and livelihood support to people affected by the extreme weather in Puno region.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Peru to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to:
Disaster relief emergency fund (DREF) - Peru: Extreme temperature (Snowfall) (PDF, 449 KB).

Kyrgyzstan bubonic plague epidemic

On September 2, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan in providing immediate assistance to approximately 30,000 people for three months. The operation is focusing on conducting anti-epidemic and prevention measures.

Canada's support to this emergency relief operation is being made through the Canadian Red Cross Society. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation in Kyrgyzstan to ensure humanitarian needs are met and to provide further assistance if required.

For more details on this emergency operation supported by Canada, refer to: Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) – Kyrgyzstan: Epidemic (PDF, 675 KB).

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