North Macedonia

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Appeal No. MAAMK002 Annual Report 2010

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

In brief

Programme outcome: In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020 the aim of the Federation supported programmes in Albania is to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; and to promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.

For the period 2010-2011, the secretariat’s key areas of support to the Macedonian Red Cross include guiding National Societies in their development process of transformation, strengthening their human resource capacities to provide quality services to the most vulnerable and improving their capacities in disaster preparedness and response to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability.

Programme summary:

Limited funding meant that only activities in the Disaster Management programme were taking place, while the other programmes are to be implemented as soon as support is ensured. Macedonian Red Cross has been active in seeking other sources of funding, partners and opportunities.

Within the Disaster Management programme, a project focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction was implemented covering 12 primary schools in Ohrid and Struga micro regions. The project involved all the entities and actors in disaster preparedness at local level and served as a springboard for addressing the risk assessment and reduction practices at local level, introducing new methodologies and continuing the dialogue with local and national level authorities and actors regarding Disaster Risk Reduction.