During the reporting period, the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS) continued the implementation of its programmes and activities in line with its strategic directions. The programmes supported by the Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) received very limited funding in general. However, the programmes continued to be implemented mainly with bilateral support from traditional and new partners by Movement partners such as the American, Austrian, Italian and German Red Cross Societies, and external partners like DIPECHO with the co-funding of the Danish and the Icelandic RCs, Austrian Development Agency, the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria, and the Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation.
The Armenian Red Cross Society reached several significant achievements in acquiring new partners and / or repositioning itself with the traditional ones. In spite of that, the ARCS is still facing challenges with its local resource mobilization efforts. As one step forward to the development of its resource mobilization, the National Society adopted its Communication Strategy for the years 2012-2020.