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Turkey & Southern Caucasus Appeal no. MAA69001: Report 2006-2007

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This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

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

Programme Summary:

In 2006, the Regional Delegation for Turkey and Southern Caucasus (RD) and the three Country Delegations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia continued their efforts to help the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey address the organizational challenges they still face to deliver efficient, effective and sustainable services to people in need. Attention primarily has been directed towards improving the societies' programming and financial management to achieve more relevant services for beneficiaries, a greater focus and measurable impact on local vulnerabilities, more accountability and transparency, developing marketing skills and forging new partnerships to ensure new sources of funding for programmes.

The regional appeal received contributions from the American Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, Norwegian Red Cross, Turkish Red Crescent and Capacity Building Fund to implement regional and country programmes.

Goal: The support of the RD and Country Delegations to the National Societies of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia was mainly focused in the following areas:

- Improving health and social conditions of vulnerable people and reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS and discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) (health and care);

- Decreasing vulnerability of the population to natural and man-made disasters and strengthening disaster response mechanisms (disaster management);

- Increasing local community, civil society and Red Cross/Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability (organisational development);

- Reducing intolerance and social exclusion and promoting respect for diversity and human dignity (humanitarian values).

Needs: Total 2006-2007 budget is CHF 6,937,910 (USD 5,738,985 or EUR 4,227,775), (out of which 45% covered.)

No. of people we help: Due to the Federation programme interventions in 2006, 173,078 people were reached. It is expected that 205,230 people will benefit from the regional and country health and care, disaster management, organisational development and humanitarian values programmes planned for 2007.

For further information please contact:

Stefan Seebacher, Head of Regional Delegation; email: stefan.seebacher@ifrc.org; Telephone : +90 312 441 42 92; Fax: +90 312 441 38 66

Sylvie Chevalley, Regional Officer, Europe Department, Federation Secretariat; email: sylvie.chevalley@ifrc.org; Telephone: +41 22 730 42 76; Fax: +41 22 733 03 95

To support or find out more about the Federation's programmes or operations, go to www.ifrc.org