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27 Jul 2015 description

Summary

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

08 Jun 2015 description

Overview

The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.

03 Jan 2014 description

1. Executive Summary

Recognizing the important and positive issues on considerable developments in Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction made by national societies in Asia Pacific during the last decade, the level of risks and vulnerabilities remains important especially in the following aspects:

21 Oct 2013 description
  1. Who are we?

The 37 national Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) societies in Asia Pacific work to help the most vulnerable groups in their respective countries who are most affected by disasters and socio-economic and health crises. With their widespread network of grassroots members and volunteers, they seek to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in disaster and non-disaster situations.

21 Oct 2013 description
  1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)’s regional office for South Asia has existed since 1997 to support the work of its member National Societies and country offices to improve the lives of vulnerable people in the region. The support provided focuses on capacity building and technical assistance and advice. Increasingly we aim to adopt an integrated approach in programming which we can present as a working example to the membership.

14 Aug 2013 description
  1. Executive Summary

Key Accomplishments:

The South Asia regional delegation (SARD) continues its technical advisory support with significant progress made in strengthening the tools and procedures of the respective National Societies in the region.

During the first and second quarter,

  • Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) developed the community-based disaster preparedness training manual.

  • ARCS developed information, education and communication (IEC) materials for disaster preparedness and risk reduction.

30 Apr 2013 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2012

Overview

Top-line achievements:

30 Aug 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2012

Overview

Top-line achievements:

23 Dec 2011 description

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23 December 2011
This report covers the period 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2011.

In brief

22 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The 37 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Asia Pacific work to help the most vulnerable groups in their respective countries who are most affected by disasters and socio-economic and health crises. With their widespread network of grassroots members and volunteers, they seek to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in disaster and non-disaster situations.

15 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) regional office for South Asia has existed since 1997 to support the work of its member national societies and country offices to improve the lives of vulnerable people in the region. The support provided focuses on capacity building and technical assistance and advice. Increasingly we aim to follow an integrated approach to programming which we can present as a working example to the membership.

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Summary:

The first half of 2011 saw major disaster events occurring in several countries including Australia,
Bangladesh, China, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu. Many societies across the zone continue to maintain a high level of programming in several new disaster response operations and continued comprehensive post-disaster recovery activities, while others have started reviewing their development activities in line with IFRC’s newly adopted Strategy 2020.

05 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2011.

5 August 2011

Programme purpose: The aim of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is to coordinate and support efforts at country and regional level to assist South Asian national societies to scale up their work to improve the lives of vulnerable people.

27 Apr 2011 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010

Programme outcome: As outlined in the 2010-2011 plan the aim of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is to coordinate and support efforts at country and regional level to assist South Asian national societies to scale up their work to improve the lives of vulnerable people.

22 Dec 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: The aim of the International Federation is to coordinate and support efforts at country and regional level to assist South Asian National Societies to scale up their work to improve the lives of vulnerable people.

Programme summary: The regional disaster management (DM) programme focused on meeting challenges arising from vulnerabilities and risks of re-occurring disasters in South Asia.

01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The South Asia region is home to half of the world's population and is a region of great socio-economic contrasts as well as cultural and political diversity. The region includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and remains one of the most disadvantaged regions of the world. Situated on the most seismic-active crusts on earth, the frequency and magnitude of natural disasters in South Asia is high and continues to increase as a result of rapid and uncontrolled urbanization, deforestation and the effects of climate change.