Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)


The document serves as a background paper on the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF), what it is and what it is for, as well as comparing DREF and the global humanitarian system, and an overview of the funding per type of disaster from 2002 – 2011.


The document includes case studies:

  • Kosove coldwave
  • Myanmar storm
  • Niger population movement
  • Uganda epidemics

Usage: Guide for implementation

Audience: IFRC and National Societies staff



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