Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina: MAABA002 - Annual report 2010

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This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: The National Society programmes are aligned with the strategic aims of the Strategy 2020 to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; enable healthy and safe living; and promote social inclusion and culture of non-violence and peace. The capacity-building efforts are in line with the enabling action one to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

In the specific country context the Federation has focused on strengthening the National Society in terms of structure and capacities and on supporting it in the response to the frequent natural disasters occurring in the country.

In terms of programmes the focus is therefore on Organisational Development (OD) and on Disaster Management (DM) including planning, risk reduction, preparedness and response. Other programmes of interest are the Health and care, focusing on HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis, home care services and First aid.

Programme(s) summary: In Organisational Development a detailed Plan of Action for the process of Strategy update was made, National Society revised its annual plan and National Society restructuring was developed and its implementation started.

In Disaster Management three Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) operations have been implemented, one international disaster response simulation organised, the structure of the national society in Disaster Management has seen important changes and improvements.

In the Health and Care, the National Society continued implementing the Tuberculosis (TB) programme supported by UNDP. The program for Human Pandemic preparedness has beenimplemented. In first Aid a detailed project for delivering First Aid courses according to the EU FA Certificate has been developed and will start in the beginning of 2011.
Financial situation: The total 2010 budget is CHF 435,242 of which CHF 346,205 (80 per cent) covered during the reporting period (including opening balance). Overall expenditure during the reporting period was CHF 255,538 (74 per cent) of the funding.

No. of people we have reached: 8,000 were reached through the home care programme and around 9,000 people were reached through the Tuberculosis programme. Additionaly, some 24,000 people were reached through the disaster management programme (DREF supported operations).

Our partners: The DFID/ British Government supported the project for human pandemic preparedness; the Italian Red Cross provided bilateral and multilateral support to home care, and UNDP supported the Tuberculosis programme on bilateral basis. The Spanish and the Swiss Red Cross provided support to the DREF operations respectively multilaterally and bilaterally.

The Ministry of Security and Rescue has been an important partner for coordination during DREF operations. Local Authorities and services were active as partners at local level.