MAAUZ001 - Annual report 2011
This report covers the period 01/Jan/11 to 31/Dec/11.
In 2011, the Uzbekistan Red Crescent continued restoring its programming capacities that were affected by a period of inactivity, resulting from problems with access to foreign funding in 2009-2010. However, lengthy cash withdrawal procedures caused delays in programming, especially in the first half of the year.
Within the disaster management programme the Uzbekistan Red Crescent continued efforts to preserve its own capacities to respond to emergencies by improving the staff and volunteers’ knowledge and skills in disaster management and strengthening the logistics capacities. The headquarters and branch staff were also part of the regional capacity-building initiatives.
The Uzbekistan National Society engaged with communities to strengthen coping capacities of the population living in disaster prone areas by increasing community awareness of actions to be taken in case of a disaster, mainly focusing on raising awareness of schoolchildren and students about disaster risks in three most disaster prone regions and the capital city. In response to small-scale disasters, the Uzbekistan Red Crescent provided assistance to people affected by the earthquake and domestic fires.