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Federation Secretariat Tsunami Progress Report Appeal No.28/2004: 2005 - 2006

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In brief

This report focuses on the main events of 2006 but reports progress from December 26, 2004 up through December 31, 2006.

Global objectives: The Regional Strategy and Operational Framework (the strategy) was revised in mid-2006 reflecting changes in the operating environment as the recovery period got fully underway.

The strategy guides us to build safer communities by supporting rebuilding and improving: disaster risk reduction, equity and conflict sensitivity, sustainability of efforts, beneficiary and community participation, communication and advocacy, and ensuring attention is paid to quality and accountability. We will use our collective resources productively and achieve a stronger Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement by improving coordination and collaboration, organizational development and organizational learning.

Programme Summary:

  • In Indonesia, the Secretariat continues to be the lead agency in coordinating the construction of 20,000 transitional shelters, as well as the rebuilding/refurbishing of houses and public facilities. Earthquake proofing, escape routes and houses on higher ground are now a standard component in Red Cross Red Crescent construction projects.
  • Livelihood projects, such as the sewing and fishing cooperatives, are fully functional, providing employment and a sustainable income base to targeted beneficiaries in Aceh Besar.
  • In Sri Lanka, Red Cross Red Crescent reconstruction programme has shifted to an owner driven approach, where beneficiaries rebuild homes on its original site. In a unique partnership programme targeted residents receive direct cash disbursements through personal bank accounts. The Secretariat however also remains committed to constructing over 1,000 donor-driven houses.
  • Livelihoods initiatives have supported resettled beneficiaries and their surrounding host communities by addressing their needs thereby promoting social cohesion and integration.
  • The commitment to ‘build back better’ in the Maldives have led to housing designs that withstand flooding, earthquakes and moderate tsunamis, complemented by environmental assessments for housing programmes to protect delicate natural environments.
  • The dispersed communities of the Maldives receive sustainable water supply solutions that are appropriate for their island environment, such as rain harvesting kits and systems that deliver desalinated water to the most vulnerable communities.
  • The process of establishing a Maldives Red Crescent Society continues with the formation of a new 20-member working group in country that would drive the election of general assembly representatives and other critical processes.
  • The importance of sustainable livelihoods has been a successful feature of the programme in Thailand including an option in job diversification for coastal and women’s groups.
  • In India, early warning system capacities of affected communities will be further strengthened with the planned implementation of a deep sea warning system to provide alerts of possible tsunamis by the government.
Table of select statistics
Indonesia
Recovery Area
Completed
Under Construction
Planned
Total
Transitional Shelter (1)
17,220
374
2,406
20,000
Sri Lanka
Recovery Area
Completed
Under Construction
Planned
Total
Permanent Housing
2,003
8,264
2,474
12,741
Hospitals & Clinics
2
15
17
The Maldives
Recovery Area
Completed
Under Construction
Planned
Total
Transitional Shelter
1,084
1,084
Permanent Housing
110
769
Hospitals & Clinics
1
1
Schools
4
4

Note:

(1) Figures are current to 5 April 2007. All tsunami-related construction projects for Indonesia other than transitional shelters are funded and implemented by Red Cross and Red Crescent bilateral partners, and therefore are not indicated in this Secretariat report on multi-lateral funded programmes.