Indian Ocean Islands Annual Report 2013 (MAA64002)

This report covers the period 01/01/13 to 31/12/13.

Overview

Highlights of 2013 include: The Indian Ocean Islands (IOI) office organized the first RM workshop in Africa with participation from all National Societies (NS) in the sub-region (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles). Resource mobilisation plans were established and developed during this workshop.

Youth networking in IOI NSs also improved during 2013, and the NS youth coordinators were able to maintain good relations during the year.

Support from the IFRC delegation helped facilitate improvements in PMER, Finance and Communications among IOI NSs.

In Comoros and Madagascar, political instability continued, but without direct humanitarian implications. However, Mauritius and Seychelles proved that despite outward appearances, people there remain very vulnerable to seasonal flooding during the rainy season.

Some projects and activities planned for 2013 could not be implemented due to the lack of funding, underscoring the need for the IOI office to develop its fundraising strategies.