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South America Region Appeal No. MAA46001 Programme Update no. 3

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This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 31/05/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process. In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

The preparation of the XVIII Inter-American Conference - themed "Safer and Healthier Communities"- and the support to the membership in the drafting of the 2007 - 2011 Inter-American Plan have been the main activities of the regional team during the reporting period. In addition, the Federation launched an appeal for CHF 900,000 - which has been fully funded - to support the Bolivian Red Cross in facing severe floods and some CHF 600,000 from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) have been provided to five National Societies to face emergencies and minor disasters.

The renewed and consolidated team has continued providing support to the 10 National Societies in community health, community risk reduction, organizational development, communications and has finally developed capacities in humanitarian principles and values. The special attention to Brazil (solution of the financial crisis and preparation of the Operational Alliance) and Colombia (organizational development and cooperation mechanisms and Cooperation Agreement Strategy) has progressed, and steady results have come.

The region is ready for the Zone, and has anticipated many of the changes according to the transition plan. While funding has reached almost 79 percent of the two-year appeal, the outstanding needs of CHF 635,000 are in critical areas and programmes, and further support is needed to fulfil the commitments taken with the 10 National Societies of South America in order to implement the Inter-American Plan 2007 - 2011 and to scale up the humanitarian programmes in this part of the world.

Needs: Total 2006-2007 budget CHF 6,436,577 (USD 5,363,814 or EUR 4,291,051) of which 79% is covered. Revised Appeal target for 2006: CHF 3,018,911 (USD 2,472,092 or EUR 1,884,240), of which 97.3% was covered. 2007 Appeal target is 3,417,666 (USD 2,801,366 or EUR 2,136,041) of which 81% is covered.

Emergency Appeal for Bolivia fully covered.

Our Partners: The Lima Regional Representation continues to work with the following partners: the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL/ECLAC), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the ProVention Consortium, the Organization of American States (OAS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales - Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO), the Comunidad Andina de Naciones - Andean Community of Nations (CAN), the Comité Andino para la prevención y atención ante desastres - Andean Committee for the prevention of and attention to disasters (CAPRADE), MERCOSUR, OXFAM y Save the Children Foundation.

In addition, Movement coordination continues with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), four Regional Representations, and Partner National Societies (PNS) that cooperate, bilaterally or multilaterally, with the 10 National Societies of our region, such as American Red Cross, Chinese Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, French Red Cross, German Red Cross, Italian Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross, Spanish Red Cross, Swedish Red Cross and Swiss Red Cross.