Disaster Management: Strategy and Coordination Appeal No.MAA00029

Appeal No. MAA00029 with links to the following appeals:

No. MAA00040 - Disaster Management: Operational Technical Advice
No. MAA00021 - Disaster Policy and Preparedness
No. MAA00024 - International Disaster Response Tools
No. MAA00019 - Shelter
No. MAA00028 - Logistics
No. MAA00004 - International Disaster Response Laws, Rules and Principles
No. MAA00010 - Disaster Relief Emergency Fund

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: To reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies, by effectively using national, regional and international Red Cross and Red Crescent capacities and resources.

Programme summary: This update is a summary of key achievements of the seven individual plans implemented by the International Federation under its disaster management global programme.

Financial situation: The total 2009 budget is CHF 8,667,765 (USD 7,986,000 or EUR 5,684,824), of which CHF 3,414,812 (39 per cent) covered during the reporting period (including opening balance). Overall expenditure during the reporting period was CHF 1,306,630 (15 per cent of the budget and 38 per cent of the income). Delays in the implementation of some activities of a global scope and nature have mainly been due to the reorganisation of the International Federation secretariat, in particular the Disaster Response and Early Recovery Division, as part of the ongoing decentralisation process. Several initiatives were therefore put on hold and this explains the slow spending rate during the reporting period. It is worth noting however that some funding received in response to this global plan can be spent in 2010.

No. of people we have reached: The International Federation has reached out to 14 million beneficiaries through its disaster management programmes in the first half of 2009. Over 39 million people directly or indirectly benefited from secretariat-supported disaster response interventions during the reporting period.

Our partners: Overall the most important partnerships for this global plan are with National Societies and institutional donors such as the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (DG ECHO) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), that continue to assist the International Federation in achieving its disaster management objectives through essential financial, human and technical resources. Individual sectors have also benefited from specific partnerships with the wider humanitarian community, through the United Nations (UN) clusters, sectoral work with UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) mechanism, as well as with scientific institutions and academia.