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Caribbean Region: Appeal No. 01.52/2004 Annual Report

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Appeal No. 01.52/2004

Appeal target: CHF 1,633,997 (USD 1,381,338 or EUR 1,071,975)

Appeal coverage: 87.3%.

Overall analysis of the programme

Through the Port of Spain Sub-Regional Office (SRO), the Federation continued to support the 13 National Societies and 16 Overseas Branches in the Caribbean. Programmes were also supported though technical assistance from the Panama Regional Delegation and regional service units (PADRU, the Regional Reporting Unit and the Regional Finance Unit). Programmes in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti were managed directly by the Panama Regional Delegation, with a reinforced country delegation in Haiti following social unrest early in the year.

During the year, the SRO team was strengthened with the recruitment of a new Branch Officer, a UN-sponsored Communications Officer and an HIV/AIDS administrator who also provided secretariat support to the Caribbean Cooperation of the Red Cross (CCORC). The incumbent SRO Coordinator finished his mission in mid- December, whilst the new SRO Coordinator took up her position in mid-January 2005. The Red Cross increased its participation in international fora through the Small islands Developing States (SIDS) preparatory meeting held in the Bahamas and regional fora with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). The partnership with Caribbean Regional Network of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (CRN+) was also formalized through the signing of a MoU to focus on fighting the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.

The number of regional networks was increased with the establishment of the Regional Organizational Development network (RODNET), the Communications network and the Disaster Management network to add to the Caribbean Red Cross AIDS network (CARAN) already in existence. With a limited number of Federation personnel in the region to support individual national societies and overseas branches, the networks, through the Caribbean membership.

Health and care

Goal: The National Societies are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes which contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people. branches to educate, mobilize, advocate for, and deliver quality health programmes of appropriate scale and enable them to target communities to reduce vulnerability.

Objective 1: The capacity and partnerships of the Federation, in particular the capacities of the National Society health departments, have been strengthened in line with Strategy 2010 and the Santiago de Chile Commitment.

Disaster Preparedness

Goal: The National Societies and overseas branches are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes which contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people.

Programme Objective: The capacity of National Societies, overseas branches and communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is improved with the Red Cross firmly established as a major partner in disaster management in the Caribbean.

Objective: Displaced and migrant Haïtian communities along the Dominican Republic/Haïti border are assisted through an integrated community-based disaster preparedness project.

Achievements: This project was transferred to the Haiti: Social Unrest Emergency Appeal (Appeal no. 07/04).

Humanitarian Values

Goal: The National Societies and overseas branches are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes which contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people.

Programme Objective: The capacity of National Societies and Overseas Branches in the Caribbean to promote the Movement's Fundamental Principles and values has been increased.

Representation, Management and Implementation

Goal: The National Societies and overseas branches are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes which contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people.

Programme Objective: The Red Cross is a respected partner of choice for key humanitarian actors and regional organisations with a presence in the Caribbean.

Objective: The Federation builds and formalizes partnerships with key organizations working in health and disaster management.

For further information specifically related to this Annual Appeal please contact:

In Trinidad and Tobago: Julia Brothwell, Sub Regional Officer Coordinator, Port of Spain; email ifrctt06@ifrc.org, phone 1 (868) 627-2665, fax 1 (868) 627-9627

In Geneva: Americas Department, Luis Luna, Federation Regional Officer; email luis.luna@ifrc.org, phone (41 22) 730-4274, fax (41 22) 733-0395

This Annual Report reflects activities implemented over a one-year period; they form part of, and are based on, longer-term, multi-year planning (refer below to access the detailed logframe documents). All International Federation assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable. For support to or for further information concerning Federation programmes or operations in this or other countries, please access the Federation's website at http://www.ifrc.org

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