This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012.
At the beginning of 2012, the Central Africa Regional Representation (CARREP) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) only covered Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Republic of Congo (RoC), Sao Tome & Principe (ST&P), Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The IFRC’s country representation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) closed down in April 2012, and was integrated under CARREP. Consequently, this 2012 mid-year report also highlights the achievements in DRC during the first half of 2012 and reviews CARREP’s 2012-2015 long-term planning framework (LTPF) to include the objectives of the Red Cross of DRC for 2012-2015. This notwithstanding, some expenses were made in the DRC appeal code (MAACD001) during the first half of 2012, making it difficult to close the appeal code before the end of 2012. Therefore, a 2012-2015 LTPF for DRC is being prepared and will be published soon; even though it will cover only the first half of 2012 as all the objectives of the Red Cross of DRC are now included in CARREP’s LTPF.
The implementation of planned activities was disrupted during the first half of 2012 by the arising of emergency situations such as the explosion of munitions in RoC, the outbreaks of poliomyelitis and yellow fever epidemics in Cameroon, violent winds in CAR, floods in Gabon, and cholera in RoC. DREF operations and an emergency appeal were launched to respond to those situations, some of which are ongoing. Nevertheless, CARREP implemented activities in all of the five business lines identified in its 2012-2015 LTPF.