Project profile — Readiness for Global Emergency Response - Canadian Red Cross 2019-2024


Canadian Red Cross (CA-CRA_ACR-3119219814)
2019-12-03 - 2024-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (33.34%)
• America, regional (33.32%)
• Asia, regional (33.34%)


• Disaster Prevention And Preparedness: Multi-hazard response preparedness (74020) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the Canadian Red Cross in maintaining their capacity to immediately deploy standby field hospitals, relief supplies and trained experts when triggered by requests for international assistance. Canada’s ability to quickly and effectively respond in the aftermath of crises is based on our readiness capacity. At its core, response readiness relies on having the essential equipment, supplies, people and processes on standby to trigger into action at a moment’s notice. Project activities include: (1) maintaining field hospital and mobile clinic equipment and supplies for deployment in humanitarian crises; (2) maintaining a roster of trained Canadian technical experts support relief operations; and (3) maintaining stockpiles of relief supplies, including blankets, shelter toolkits, mosquito nets and kitchen sets, on standby for deployment to humanitarian partners based on needs.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) enhanced readiness of Canadian technical experts to contribute to gender responsive humanitarian assistance; and (2) strengthened readiness of Canadian health emergency response units for gender responsive humanitarian assistance. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $2,051,869
Transaction Date Type Value
30-05-2024 Disbursement $1,008,464
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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