This report covers the period 01/10/210 to 30/06/2010.
Programme outcome: In line with the strategic aims of the Strategy 20201, the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) expected programme outcome is communities that are resilient to disasters and public health emergencies, with protected livelihoods and strengthened capacity to recover from disasters and crises, with healthy and safe living, social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.
Programme(s) summary: NRCS continued implementing response and recovery activities targeting communities affected by flooding in Caprivi and Kavango regions. The relief efforts prioritised the distribution of non-food relief items and water and sanitation (WatSan) activities. The National Society implemented response activities guided by assessments conducted to ensure timely and appropriate response activities were implemented.
With technical support of the IFRC Health and Care (H&C) and funding support from Eli Lilly, the National Society continued with the implementation of the multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) project in Namibia. The National Society also continues implementing the WatSan project supported through the ACP-EU.
During the floods operations supported by the IFRC, NRCS supported 15,000 people with emergency WatSan services (water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion interventions) through a DREF operation. With support from IFRC, the National Society has developed a proposal for the Communities Fighting Malaria (CFM) project focusing on sensitization and education on use of insecticide treated mosquito nets.
The HIV and AIDS programme started in 2006 under the Southern Africa Regional HIV and AIDS programme, a component of the IFRC's Global Alliance of HIV continues in the targeted areas. Support from the IFRC focuses on enhancing community-based home based care (CHBC), support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), psychosocial support and peer education projects.
Financial situation: The total 2010 budget is CHF 1,765,094 (USD 1,526,806 or EUR 1,204,853), of which CHF 650,884 (37 per cent) covered during the reporting period (including opening balance). Overall expenditure during the reporting period was CHF 396,474 (22.4 per cent) of the budget.