This report covers the period 1 July 2011 to 30 November 2011.
Through programmes under this country plan, IFRC is supporting Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to realize the strategic aims and enabling actions relating to Strategy 2020. In implementing programme activities, the National Society is not only bolstering its capacity to deliver services, but also strengthening local communities and their coping mechanisms. The ultimate purpose is to contribute toward the three outcomes of Strategy 2020: save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises; enable healthy and safe living, and; promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.
During the second half of the year, the disaster management programme focused on the response for consecutive tropical depressions and typhoons that came across the country. A contingency plan and a disaster operations manual are currently being prepared. The health and care programme continued the campaign on measles reaching the most remote communities through vaccination and information dissemination. The organizational development programme focused on logistics development as warehouse renovation kicked off. Exposition of the Fundamental Principles and humanitarian values formed an integral part of all programmes. Mostly, Red Cross youth promoted Fundamental Principles and humanitarian values as they participated in different forums relating to HIV and AIDS prevention.
The total 2011 budget is CHF 786,385, of which CHF 612,828 (78 per cent) was covered during this reporting period up to end-November 2011. Overall expenditure during this reporting period was CHF 312,814 (51 per cent) of the budget.