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01 Dec 2017 description

Foreword

The auxiliary role provides essential space for dialogue and mutually beneficial relations between National Societies and public authorities. This Guide to the Auxiliary Role is designed to help external actors, particularly public authorities, develop their understanding of the auxiliary role and strategies to enhance their partnerships with National Societies.

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:

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

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.

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.

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.

30 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: 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(s) summary: The focus of the South Asia regional programmes continues to be to work towards and integrated programming approach to cross-cutting issues.

24 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: As outlined in the 2009-2010 plan, the aim of the International Federation South Asia regional office is to increase the capacity of the South Asian national societies to provide services that improve the lives of vulnerable people.

Programme summary:

During 2009, the key areas of support provided by the International Federation to national societies in South Asia were as follows:

- The regional disaster management programme during the first half of 2009 saw the finalizing of some of the …

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

In the context of Asia Pacific Zone, its demographic, socio-economic and environmental trends, and the International Federation's strategic priorities, South Asia remains one of the most disadvantaged regions in the world and is vulnerable to health and disaster-related risks due to poor socio-economic conditions. The region has some of the highest levels of poverty, being home to about half of the world's poor (1).

08 May 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies

In brief

Summary:

This annual report focuses on the work of the team in the Asia Pacific zone office in 2008 to provide leadership and guidance to the International …