MAAMD002 - Annual report 2011
This report covers the period 01/JAN/2011 to 31/DEC/2011
Programme outcome The programmes of the Moldova Red Cross are aligned with the global aims of the International Federation`s Strategy 2020 to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; enable healthy and safe living; and promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace. The capacity-building efforts are in line with Enabling Action One to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
During 2011, the Moldova Red Cross received external funding for disaster operations, health and care, National Society development, prevention of violence against children, and combating human trafficking.
With the financial support of the IFRC, the Moldova Red Cross implemented the project called Prevention of violence and stigma in ten branches, aiming at reducing violence against children, also reducing intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion through the promotion of respect for diversity and human dignity. A total of 1,441 persons have been informed on prevention of violence against children through public events, flash mobs, informative campaigns, drawing contests, brainstorming, and other public activities.
The Moldova Red Cross is the implementing partner in a two-year EU funded project on fight against human trafficking, which started in August 2011. The objective of the project is to strengthen national mechanisms for the reintegration and rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking in Moldova. The Moldova Red Cross will be more involved in identification, referral and assistance to ensure sustainable access to services for victims of trafficking.
In disaster response operations, Moldova Red Cross branches together with the vulnerable communities took concrete steps with a view to reduce the risks and vulnerability, and to consolidate the preparedness and response potential disasters. In addition, 300 people received social assistance through the program “Twice Christmas”, and the delivery of 1,250 meals for elderly and poor people was organized; both programs were supported by the Swiss Red Cross.
The Moldova Red Cross received the European accreditation from the European Reference Centre on First Aid, to deliver First Aid training courses. A total of 23 first aid instructors were trained during 2011 by the National Society to provide first aid courses.
Another important step was the project where the Moldova Red Cross consolidated its information technologies capacity through the Bridging the Digital Divide initiative of the IFRC Secretariat. This involved the improvement of the internet connectivity and also the new design of the Moldova Red Cross website available in three languages (Romanian, Russian and English), which will certainly improve communication at all levels and will open up new opportunities for the National Society.