Myanmar: Appeal No. MAAMM002, 2010 - Programme Update n° 1

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Programme purpose:

The programmes of the Myanmar country plan aim to contribute to the attainment of the Global Agenda goals to:

- Reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

- Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.

- Increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability.

- Reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion, and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.

Programme summary:

The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) has been engaged in various activities in states and divisions outside the Cyclone Nargis-affected areas. However, the Nargis operation continues to remain a main priority of MRCS programmes and the national society has, therefore, been obliged to allocate most of its resources to the ongoing operation, thus making limited resources available for the activities planned under the country plan for 2010. This has caused some delay in programme implementation and the rescheduling of some planned activities.