Philippines: Appeal No. MAAPH001, 2010 - Programme Update n°2


This report covers the period 1 July to 10 December 2010

IFRC's vision is to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.

In brief

Programme purpose: The disaster management programme focuses on strengthening disaster response and preparedness capacities of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) at the institutional level as well as disaster preparedness, mitigation and risk reduction at the community level; this is in line with IFRC's first strategic aim - save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises. The health and care programme targets to contribute to healthy and safe living by addressing issues relating to HIV and AIDS, emergency health, and community health. The organizational development programme aims at increasing the capacity of PRC to address situations of vulnerability by enabling it to achieve the characteristics of a 'well functioning National Society'. Finally, the principles and values programme is promoting the Fundamental Principles and humanitarian values of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, thereby contributing to advancing social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.

Programme summary: This programme update revises the appeal budget and adjusts components of the humanitarian values programme. The humanitarian values programme now comprises two components, i.e. community-based youth activities on health and welfare, and youth advocacy for protection of the environment.

The budget has been revised to reflect the integration of humanitarian pandemic preparedness (H2P) activities into the community health component.

Under the disaster management programme, different activities have been implemented to enhance the capacity of communities to cope with the effects of disasters. The activities include community-based disaster management (CBDM) training sessions for 100 members of barangay disaster action teams (BDAT) in ten barangays as well as search and rescue training for 36 persons from six chapters.