MAAMK002 Annual report 2011
This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.
In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020, the aim of the Federation-supported programmes in Macedonia is to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; and to promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.
For the period 2010-2011, the IFRC Secretariat’s key areas of support to the Macedonian Red Cross included guiding the National Society in its development process of transformation, strengthening its human resource capacities to provide quality services to the most vulnerable and improving its capacities in disaster preparedness and response to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability.
Due to limited funding, only activities in the Disaster Management programme were completed, while the remaining programmes are to be implemented as soon as financial support is ensured. Within the Disaster Management programme, a project focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction was started, covering 12 primary schools in three micro-regions or six municipalities: Prilep (Dolneni and Krivogashtani), Makedonski Brod (Plasnica) and Krusevo with the following achievements.
133 trained teachers and technical staff were trained for protection and self-protection in case of disasters. 36 teachers were trained in First Aid (with certificates). 6,000 students were trained for the practical use of contingency plans for evacuation in case of disasters (flood, fire and earthquake). 20 representatives completed a course for assessment of vulnerability and capacity (Local Government, Department for Protection and Rescue, Centre for Crisis Management, Police, Prilep, Krusevo and Makedonski Brod branches and volunteers.