Albania: Appeal No. MAAAL002 - Annual Report 2010

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This report covers the period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020 the aim of the Federation supported programmes in Albania is to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; and to promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.

Disaster preparedness and response remains the priority area of the National Society. The work focuses on implementing its disaster preparedness and response plan at local level in line with the national disaster management plan. Moreover, increasing awareness of the public at large, of the government and non-governmental institutions to disaster preparedness and risk reduction make this another important element of the National Society programming, using vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) exercises. All activities are to further improve the operational capacities of the Albanian Red Cross to effectively respond to cases of disaster.

Programme(s) summary: Limited funding meant that only activities in the Disaster Management programme were taking place, while the other programmes are to be implemented as soon as support is ensured. Albanian Red Cross has been active in seeking other sources of funding, partners and opportunities.

Within the Disaster Management programme, a project focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction was started by forming national level team, as well as training local level trainers. Workshops to determine main national level priorities as well as to discuss local level risks and capacities were held with participation of 719 people.

Financial situation: The total 2010 budget is CHF 77,706 of which CHF 43,008 (55 per cent) covered during the reporting period (including opening balance). Overall expenditure during the reporting period was CHF 43,008.