All programmes and activities of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (AzRC) are aligned with and contribute to the IFRC Strategy 2020 aiming to improve the lives and to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people. The International Federation continues to support the AzRC in its efforts to provide efficient and good quality services to the most vulnerable groups as well as in looking for new sources of funding to invest into priority areas and achieve the planned results. Thus the AzRC initiatives were realized along with the support given by Movement partners (International Federation, ICRC, sister National Societies) and also from their own resources.
During the reporting period four projects were supported by donors via the International Federation, and several projects were implemented bilaterally with technical support of the International Federation`s Country Office in Baku. Under the Disaster Management Programme, the focus was mainly on providing support to people affected during various emergencies like flooding, earthquake, landslides and fires. In the Health and Care Programme the Azeri National Society reached people through training sessions, promotion of healthy life style and awareness raising, harm reduction, blood donors’ recruitment campaigns, and visits to people living with Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB). Under Organizational Development, the focus was on financial management and resource mobilization, organizing various events within communities, youth and volunteer development. The Fundamental Principles and Humanitarian Values Programme was an integral part of the activities in other programme areas like harm reduction, youth and volunteers.