Eritrea and Djibouti: Revised Plan 2011 (MAA64005)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely West Coast (Abuja), Sahel (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), East Africa (Nairobi), and Southern Africa (Johannesburg). Based on the scale and scope of humanitarian challenges and emergency operations, there are currently eight IFRC country representation offices in Eritrea/Djibouti, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe, directly accountable to the Africa Zone office based in Johannesburg.
The IFRC directs its support to the National Societies (NS) in Eritrea and Djibouti through a country representation located in Asmara, Eritrea. Like other African NS, Red Crescent Society of Djibouti (RCSD) and Red Cross Society of Eritrea are committed to contribute to the IFRC's Strategy 2020 and to meet the objectives of the Johannesburg Commitments, signed at the 7th Pan African Conference held in Johannesburg under the theme 'Together for Action in Africa', and attended by representatives from all African NS The Africa NS leadership re-affirmed their commitment to the development in Africa. The theme "Together for action in Africa" underscores a renewed focus on capacity-building including infrastructural development for addressing challenges at national, regional and local levels.The priority areas for African NS, have advised the IFRC secretariat in modelling its membership support programmes.