Contribution to IFRC Emergency Appeal: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak


As of 06. February 2020 a total of 28’292 infections and 565 deaths have been reported with the majority of the cases occurring in China.

The preliminary Emergency Appeal from the IFRC is seeking Swiss Francs 3 Million to support Red Cross Red Crescent Societies globally, to contribute to stopping transmission of the virus, and helping to ensure the health and dignity of communities affected by the outbreak. IFRC will work closely with National Societies in countries where transmission has taken place, and on preparedness measures for all countries. The main area of focus for this response is Health and WASH, which will include risk communication and community engagement, psychosocial support, capacity building of NS on epidemic response and support. Other areas of focus are protection, gender and inclusion and migration. While at the moment the response is largely in the Asia Pacific region, the IFRC is supporting National Societies in at risk countries with preparedness activities. The IFRC at global, country and regional level is coordinating with other agencies including WHO, UNICEF and CDC in information sharing and guidance.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
China
Health
Water
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Infectious desease
Water sanitation
Protection, access & security
31.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
CHF 300'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   300'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   300'000