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Philippines: Appeal No. MAAPH001, 2009-2010 Programme Update no. 2

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This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme summary:

The 2009-2010 appeal is in support of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) plan. The national society's plan focuses on organizational development with the primary purpose of increasing the PNRC and local community ("barangay") capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability by maximizing the highly potential resources that PNRC has: its volunteers. The PNRC initiative known as Project 143 reinforces the presence of PNRC in all 42,000 barangays in the country. Up to 44 volunteers from each barangay (one team leader and 43 members) will be recruited and trained, and mobilized to augment the capacity of each PNRC chapter in disaster preparedness, response and management; blood services; health and welfare.

Financial situation: The total budget for 2009 is CHF 619,917 (USD 572,460 or EUR 407,186). Coverage is 100 per cent while expenditure from January to October 2009 is 31 per cent of the total 2009 budget (see attached financial report). The financial report from January to December 2009 will be issued with the 2009 annual report by April 2010.

Our partners: Within the Red Cross Red Crescent family, sister societies such as German Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross and Spanish Red Cross, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provide support to PNRC. Other non-Movement partners include the World Health Organization (WHO) and other UN agencies, international social services, and agencies for international development. Local partners are led by the national department of health, the department of social welfare and development, the national disaster coordinating council, the armed forces of the Philippines, and the overseas workers welfare administration.

On behalf of the Philippine National Red Cross, the International Federation would like to thank all partners who have supported the work of the national society.