Forecast based Action by the DREF
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched Forecast-based Action by the DREF (FbA by the DREF) to support the implementation of the approved Early Action Protocols. Through FbA by the DREF, financial resources are agreed in advance and tied to pre-defined forecast thresholds (triggers). Resources are released automatically to prevent or mitigate negative humanitarian impacts on the most vulnerable population, once a trigger is reached.
Current National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies can access up to CHF 350,000 through the FbA by the DREF to cover their Early Action Protocol. Early Action Protocols have a lifespan of five years and have three components: prepositioning of stock essential to enable early actions, readiness activities which ensure that the National Society is prepared and on standby to respond, and pre-agreed early action activities, designed to save lives and livelihoods on a hazard is forecast.
Early Action Protocol go through a technical review by IFRC sectors experts and are approved by the Validation Committee comprised of members from Partner National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. The review of the Early Action Protocol is done using standardized quality criteria.
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Photo by Mongolia Red Cross Society, 2020
Forecast based Action by the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (FbA by the DREF)
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Who can apply:
National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Types of hazard:
FbA by the DREF in numbers
The Forecast based Action by the DREF provides funding for National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies to implement their approved early actions once a pre-defined trigger is met.