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Haiti: Appeal No. 05AA042 Annual Report

Date de publication

In Brief
Appeal target: CHF 1,911,353 (USD 1,456,147 or EUR 1,227,616);

Appeal coverage: 52.6%

This Annual Report reflects activities implemented over a one-year period; they form part of, and are based on, longer-term, multi-year planning (refer below to access the detailed logframe documents).

Overall analysis of the programme

The Haitian National Red Cross Society (HNRCS) General Assembly took place on 15 October and, for the first time, autonomously elected the HNRCS president. Two weeks later, a meeting of the governing board was held and members of the executive board were elected as well as members of the technical commissions; the fundraising commission held its first meeting in December 2005.

Following her election, the HNRCS president promised to reinforce the Red Cross branches and to work to ensure full separation of the governance and management. The Federation supported the HNRCS to undertake a review of the organizational structure and has accompanied the National Society in a recruitment process; the hiring of management staff to key positions which took place during the last months of the year is expected to significantly improve the overall performance at management level.

The Federation continues to assist the National Society to implement its Plan of Action 2005 - 2008 on which the Federation's Revised Annual Appeal issued on 23 June is based. The Plan of Action was put forward and approved by HNRCS partners at the Partnership Meeting held in Port-au-Prince on 6 and 7 May 2005. Financial support to the Federation Appeal was provided in 2005 by the American, British, Canadian, French and Norwegian Red Cross Societies. However, at the end of the year the Appeal coverage stood at only 52.6 % despite the commitments expressed at the Partnership meeting.

Further support from Partner National Societies (PNS) is essential to ensure the successful continuation of the programmes in 2006.

On 1 July 2005, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the components of Movement operating in Haiti. Overall relations with the Participating National Societies (PNS) are good and coordination with regard to annual and emergency programming is effective.

In response to the disasters associated with the 2005 hurricane season, the Federation assisted the HNRCS in providing food and non food items to 2,900 beneficiary families (14,500 persons) who were affected by Hurricanes Dennis, Emily, Stan, Wilma and Tropical Storm Alpha in the areas around Saint Marc, Grande Saline, Les Cayes, Grand Goave, Jacmel, Bainet, Les Anglais, Tiburon, and Grande Anse.

All International Federation assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable. For support to or for further information concerning Federation programmes or operations in this or other countries, please access the Federation's website at

For further information specifically related to this Annual Appeal please contact:-·

- In Haiti: Dr. Michaele Amedée Gédéon, President, Haitian National Red Cross Society e-mail: phone (509) 222 55 54; Dr. Jean-Pierre Guiteau, Executive Officer, Haitian National Red Cross Society, email;

- In Haiti: Jean-Pierre Givel, Head of Delegation, e-mail; phone (509) 510 26 28; Fax (509) 221 8633

- In Geneva: Luis Luna, Regional Officer, Americas Department, e-mail; phone (41 22) 730 42 74; Fax (41 22) 733 03 95

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