This annual report focuses on the work of the Asia Pacific zone office in 2010 to provide leadership and guidance to IFRC efforts to increase the impact of Asia Pacific national societies’ humanitarian activities. Many societies across the zone have maintained a high level of programming in several new disaster response operations and continued comprehensive post-disaster recovery activities, while others have started reviewing their development activities in line with IFRC’s newly adopted Strategy 2020.
Financial situation: The zone office programme budget for 2010 is CHF 2.77 million. Coverage is 148 per cent and expenditure is 91 per cent of the budget.
See also Asia Pacific Zone Plan 2010-11, and the regional and country programme updates covering the period January-December 2009.
No. of people we have reached: The Asia Pacific zone office provides support to the 37 national societies, four Federation secretariat regional offices and 15 country offices in the Asia Pacific region, to help strengthen their capacity to deliver more extensive and effective humanitarian services to vulnerable groups.
Our partners: Within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, there is close cooperation with many partner national societies and with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) supporting national societies throughout the Asia Pacific region. In addition, there are partnerships with many external organizations at all levels (community, national and regional
The zone office would like to especially thank the following partner national societies which have contributed this year to the Asia Pacific zone appeal: American Red Cross, Australian Red Cross/Australian government, British Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, Hong Kong branch of the Red Cross Society of China, Japanese Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross/Netherlands government, New Zealand Red Cross, Norwegian Red Cross/Norwegian government, Spanish Red Cross and Swedish Red Cross/Swedish government; the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre/Netherlands government, USAID and the DFID partnership grant.