This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2011.
Programme outcome: To coordinate support to host national societies as they scale up their humanitarian work in line with Strategy 2020.
Programmes summary: The Southeast Asia secretariat team based in Bangkok:
Supports and guides country office teams in Cambodia/Lao PDR, Indonesia, Myanmar,
Philippines, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Viet Nam;
Provides requested technical support to the above countries as well as national societies with no dedicated secretariat country presence (i.e. Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore);
Strengthens institutional memory of the membership by capturing and sharing knowledge, good practice and lessons learnt;
Via good partner relations, coordinates International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement work in the region within the IFRC mandate.
Leads support on the development agenda both in terms of organizational & community development Financial situation: The total 2011 budget is CHF 2,653,565, of which CHF 2,658,774 (100 per cent) is covered up to end-June 2011. Overall expenditure during the reporting period was CHF 810,774 (31 per cent) of the budget.
No. of people reached: The programme supports the 11 national societies of Southeast Asia, who, in turn, work with millions of people. The plan also supports Red Cross Red Crescent partners active in the region.
Our partners: The IFRC regional office works primarily with the 11 Southeast Asian national societies. In addition the regional office liaises with relevant government ministries, such as health and disaster management bodies. There has been strong and loyal support for the regional office from multilateral supporters; in particular, Japanese Red Cross Society and Swedish Red Cross/Swedish government.
Other partners in the region include: Australian Red Cross/Australian government, Canadian Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross/Finnish government, Norwegian Red Cross/Norwegian government. Outside of the Movement, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Disaster Preparedness European Commission‟s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DiPECHO), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), World Health Organization (WHO) and several United Nations agencies are important partners in addition to nongovernment organizations, such as CARE and Oxfam.
On behalf of the Southeast Asian national societies, IFRC would like to thank all partners and donors for their support.