Appeal No. MAAMM002, 2010 - Programme Update n° 2

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This report covers the period: 1 July to 30 November 2011

In brief

Programme outcome

  • Lives of affected people are saved and improved through timely and effective disaster response and increased community participation in risk reduction activities, supported with corresponding organizational strengthening.
  • Safe and healthy living conditions are provided through community-based health and first aid, and promotion in health and care, and water and sanitation
  • MRCS becomes stronger at all levels to deliver quality community-based services to the vulnerable in Myanmar.
  • Social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace are promoted through active humanitarian diplomacy.

Programme summary

The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) is carrying out response preparedness and disaster risk reduction activities through organization and training of emergency response teams at state and regional levels1, as well as strengthening its warehouse and logistics management for a more rapid and systematic response to disasters. Lessons learnt and experience gained from the Cyclone Nargis, Cyclone Giri and Shan earthquake operations have provided good references in this regard. More recently in October, MRCS provided a timely response to the Magway floods in line with its contingency plan and standard operating procedure (SoP). The efforts above have been coupled with disaster risk reduction support to communities at-risk.