This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010
Programme purpose: To support the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) to realize its vision of being the country’s leading humanitarian organization.
The year 2010 saw several significant achievements by CRC. The national society focused on an ambitious series of changes that will set the direction of the national society in the coming years. A strategic review and planning process led to the adaptation of a new strategy for 2011-2020 at CRC’s 5 th General Assembly in August 2010 and committed the national society to a challenging agenda of humanitarian action. The decentralization of authority and action will be the catalyst of much of this and the opportunities are significant. With partner support, CRC is determined to face the changes needed for these ambitions to be realized.
The voice of youth continues to merit serious attention by appointing a youth member to the Central Committee. Internationally, CRC remains an active contributor towards the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, particularly in Southeast Asia. CRC hosted the 8 th Youth Directors meeting and the 2 nd Youth Leaders’ Forum in Southeast Asia in September in Phnom Penh; the regional workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in October in Siem Reap; the regional Restoring Family Links meeting in October in Phnom Penh; the Asia Pacific Water and Sanitation Software workshop in November in Siem Reap; and participated in the Global Road Safety Partnership Asia Seminar also organized in November 2010 in Siem Reap.
CRC continued to display its extraordinary ability to fundraise domestically around the 8 th May World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, garnering its greatest value in donations to date.