This report covers the period 1/7/2007 to 30/11/2007 of the 2006-07 appeal.
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.
Programme Summary: The annual leadership together with the secretaries-general meeting in Phnom Penh in September demonstrated the seriousness with which Southeast Asian national societies take their responsibility as members of the Federation. On behalf of their societies, the leaders committed to stronger and more coordinated approaches to reducing vulnerability, primarily under the first three goals of the Global Agenda; namely, disaster management, health and care and capacity development. The forum ensured that the region provided a strong voice and valuable input at the series of statutory meetings for the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in November 2007.
The leadership forum validated the regional programme as being on the right track in terms of national society support, which concentrates on the following areas: representation (e.g. the UN-led meeting on reducing disaster risk for school children); knowledge sharing (e.g. support to the Issue Group Forum on better volunteer management during emergencies); strengthening of partnership (e.g. in terms of a more coherent approach to branch development); stimulating networking (e.g. support to the regional disaster management committee); and countrylevel support to national societies through delegations (e.g. support to Cambodian Red Cross in its human resource development, and Viet Nam Red Cross during the October floods).
Needs: Total 2006-2007 budget CHF 8.76 million (USD 7.2 million or EUR 5.3 million) out of which 67.8% covered. Outstanding needs are CHF 2.82 million (USD 2.54 million or EUR 1.73 million). Click here to go directly to the attached financial report.
No. of people we help: The regional programme principally supports the 11 national societies of Southeast Asia, who in turn work with millions of people.
Partners: The Federation regional team's primary partners are the 11 Southeast Asian national societies as well as relevant government ministries, such as health and disaster management bodies. Within the Movement, there has been strong and loyal support from multilateral supporters, which include: Swedish Red Cross/government, Norwegian Red Cross/government, Australian Red Cross/government; the Japanese, Finnish, New Zealand, German, Netherlands, Austrian, and Italian national societies, the Hong Kong branch of the China Red Cross, Capacity Building Fund (CBF), and Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). Outside of the Movement, UN OCHA (through the Inter Agency Standing Committee), UN-ESCAP, WHO and several UN agencies are important partners in addition to NGOs, such as CARE and Oxfam.
For further information please contact:
Federation Southeast Asia regional office in Thailand: Alan Bradbury (acting head of regional office); email: email@example.com; phone: +66.2.661.8201; fax: +66.2.661.9322
Federation Asia-Pacific Zone, Kuala Lumpur: Jagan Chapagain (deputy head of zone); email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +603 2161 0892; fax: +603 2161 0210; mobile: +6012 215 3765.
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