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27 Jul 2015 description


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


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.

14 Aug 2013 description
  1. Executive Summary

During the reporting period the second phase of the Organisational Capacity Assessment Certification (OCAC) process was completed, five regional Movement coordination meetings were conducted and the Navision software was installed in five regional offices. The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) leadership instituted a committee to facilitate five provincial assemblies.

21 Sep 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012.

Overview Disaster management (DM):

11 Jan 2012 description

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

In brief

Programme goals

• Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises.

• Improve the health status of vulnerable people in targeted areas.

• Increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability.

• Strengthen ARCS for the best practice of the principles and values and advocate for gender and marginalized groups.

Programme(s) summary

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

This plan displays the main areas of intervention of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Zone Office. It builds on the country context and supports the plans, needs and ambitions of the National Societies of MENA region. The MENA Zone Office functions as a platform for International Federation and Movement cooperation among the National Societies of the region and their partners. The National Societies and the Zone Office are connected through networks, communities of practice, zone-wide strategies and a high level strategic dialogue.

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).

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The Asia Pacific region is home to more than half of the world's population, the majority of whom are poor and among the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 600 million women, men and children in the region live below the USD 1 a day poverty line, while 1.8 billion survive on less than USD 2 a day. Compounding the situation, the region is also highly disaster-prone. The diversity, scale and frequency of natural disasters across the region are daunting.

15 Jul 2003 description

Launched on 15 July 2002 for CHF 899,000 for 12 months for 65,000 beneficiaries.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: N/A
Period covered: 15 February - 15 July 2003

Appeal coverage: 118%
Related Appeals: Middle East and North Africa regional programs (01.54/2002)
Outstanding needs: None

31 Dec 2002 description

This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

Launched on: 22 August 2000 for 12 months for CHF 2,268,146 to assist 100,000 beneficiaries. The appeal was extended until July 2002.
Period covered: August 2000 - July 2002;

18 Oct 2001 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target CHF 10,000,000

Period covered: July - September, 2001.

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 62.5%

Related Appeals: N/A

Outstanding needs: CHF 3,754,571