Peru

Appeal No. MAAPE002 Mid-year report 2011

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This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011

In brief

Programme outcome: In line with Strategy 2020 and the priorities of the Peruvian Red Cross (PRC), the Federation’s regional representation for the Andean countries (regional representation) is seeking to strengthen the capacity of the National Society in the key areas of disaster management, health and care and organizational development to better respond to the basic needs of the most vulnerable people.

Programmes summary:
During this period the end of judicial administration in the Peruvian Red Cross was formally decided by the National Supreme Court. Therefore, the elected national board begun its mandate in August 2011. It is evident that the National Society will continue to need close support from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement components, although under a new and much more positive scenario.

The National Disaster Risk Management Law and rules have been approved. Thanks to advocacy efforts, the Peruvian Red Cross has a significant role within this legal tool, being the only non-governmental institution expressly mentioned in several articles.

In the area of health, the National Society has basically focused on two lines of action: strategic planning to strengthen capacities in branches and to respond to emergencies and epidemic outbreaks, such as the cases of dengue that have occurred in north-eastern Peru.

Financial situation: The 2011 revised budget is 580,774 Swiss francs, of which 153,375 Swiss francs (26 per cent) covered during the reporting period (including opening balance). Overall expenditure during the reporting period was 69,583 Swiss francs. The budget has been revised from 684,132 Swiss francs to 580,774 Swiss francs.

See also: Peru and Bolivia: Dengue Outbreak (MDR46001)

No. of people we have reached: In Peru, the direct beneficiary of the regional representation’s support is the Peruvian Red Cross itself, including its governance bodies, 1,800 volunteers and 25 staff at headquarters and in its 38 branches. In effect, the regional representation’s indirect beneficiaries belong to the civil society since it is through the strengthening of the National Society’s capacities and the technical support offered that methodologies, initiatives and activities can be carried out and implemented accordingly.

Our partners: The regional representation maintains effective coordination with the following institutions: the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), the Andean Committee for Disaster Prevention and Relief (CAPRADE), the Regional Humanitarian Information Network Project (Redhum), the United Nations system present in the country, particularly the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the OCHA-led humanitarian network, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) as well as with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The regional representation jointly with the Peruvian Red Cross has also supported the State’s incorporation of International Disaster Response Law (IDRL).

Movement coordination continues with the regional delegations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Partner National Societies (PNS), such as the American Red Cross, the Finnish Red Cross, the German Red Cross, the Norwegian Red Cross, the Spanish Red Cross and the Swedish Red Cross that cooperate, bilaterally or multilaterally, with the Peruvian Red Cross.