This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012
Meeting the objectives of the 2012–2015 Long Term Planning Framework continues to be a commitment of both IFRC and ERCS. Over the course of 2012 IFRC supported ERCS by providing technical support for the implementation of activities against their long-term programmes, as per the 2012 plans developed. In 2012, ERCS implemented a number of long term programmes bilaterally with PNS and four sectoral programmes multilaterally funded by Swedish Red Cross in the areas of food security, organisation development, CBHFA and WatSan.
Achievements have been made against the 2012 food security programme which is being implemented in the Dergajen, Dedba and Shibta tabias of Enderta woreda in Tigray region. A total of 35 beneficiaries received 35 cross breed cows and 103 beneficiaries received 2 beehives each for IGA activities. Technical training on the management of cross breed cows, cattle fattening, bee-keeping, and shoats rearing was also delivered. Against the health objective a total of 30 volunteers were trained on PHAST and 50 volunteers trained on CBHFA. There were also two set of school latrines built, 3 shallow wells constructed, 3 check dams constructed with linked cattle trough units and 2 water committees established. Against the natural resource management objective 16,480 fruit seedlings and 10,350 forage seedlings were distributed to beneficiaries. To build ERC capacity, office materials including computers were procured to support the Tigray branch and the project contributed to the tuition fees of ERCS staff for their higher education courses.
For the 2012 CBHFA programme induction workshops were conducted at all branches, CBHFA ToT was delivered to 300 volunteers who cascaded the training to communities and 150 volunteers received First Aid training. In addition PHAST volunteers, previously trained in 2006, supported the programme through training a total of 1,600 community members across the 5 branches on hygiene promotion activities.