Nicaraguan Red Cross 2013 Annual Report (MAANI002)

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This report covers the period of 01 January 2013 to 31 December 2013.

Working in partnership

During 2013 the IFRC Zone office through the Nicaragua country coordination office had an important and close working relationship with the National Society, to view to the results of developments achieved in the country plan in 2012.

The main results for 2013 were the upgrading of the national development plan, support the electoral process in the National Society and the election of new officers for the 2014-2018 term. Achievements were also made in sharing policies from the IFRC, improving the disaster management systems, including strengthening coordination with the national civil protection system (SINAPRED), promote voluntary blood donation, communicable diseases prevention (Dengue), strengthening volunteerism in subsidiaries and capacity logistics with 1,000 prepositioning emergency kits.

The National Society Red Cross Youth improved the ability to implement programs to prevent violence and social inclusion through training of its members in the methodology "Youth as Agents of Change" sponsored by the Regional Youth Network in Salvador.

With the IFRC support through PADRU, the National Society responded to the dengue emergency, which affected the population of three departments. During this response the National Society strengthened ties and coordination with the Ministry of Health and the SINAPRED.