This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.
The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the Russian Federation are in line with the Strategy 2020 strategic aims to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; and to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
In 2011 Russian Red Cross, in close collaboration with and technical support from IFRC, continued implementation of the program “Strengthening Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for More Effective National Response to MDR TB Spread” supported by USAID in 11 regions of Russia. Total budget of the program for the period October 2010-March 2013 is 3,800,000 USD (CHF 3,584 540). For period October 2010-December 2011 the overall spending – USD 2,422,000.00 (CHF 2,178,000.00).
In addition, in 2011, the cooperation with Eli Lilly was further strengthened: in the framework of the Global IFRC/Eli Lilly Partnership, Russian Red Cross, with IFRC technical support, implemented the project "Enhancement of community involvement and social mobilization on MDR-TB prevention" aimed at wide advocacy and social mobilization activity in five regions of Russia. Total budget of the grant is CHF 51,851 (the overall expenses in 2011 for Eli Lilly is CHF 49,162.00).
In 2011, Russian Red Cross enhanced its cooperation with EMERCOM. After signing Cooperation Agreement between Russian Red Cross and EMERCOM, the parties identified their roles and responsibilities: Russian Red Cross developed draft of a joint Plan of Action and several Red Cross branches signed similar Cooperation Agreements at regional level that allows acting together in emergencies. In addition to it, Russian Red Cross with IFRC technical support conducted three workshops with participation of regional Russian Red Cross and EMERCOM representatives that contributed to strengthen the coordination during disaster preparedness and response.
In the reporting period Russian Red Cross disaster response capacity was enhanced: five Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) operations were implemented or launched in Russia with overall budget of CHF 296,518 (the overall expenses in 2011 for 5 DREFs is CHF 295,459.00). The National Society had also finalized the multi-year program “Strengthening Community resilience Program in Beslan” with total budget in 2011 CHF 40,720.42 (the overall expenses in 2011 for Beslan is CHF 39,528.00) (Norwegian and Netherlands Red Cross Societies)
In first half of 2011, IFRC provided technical support to Russian Red Cross on the development of new Statutes and Strategic Development Plan 2020. Total amount of expenditures for 2011 CHF 26,742.
New migration project supported by UK’s Department for International Development (DfID),started in July 2011 with the budget for 2011-2012 of CHF 113, 423 (the overall expenses in 2011 for DFID is CHF 47,487.00)
In the second half of 2011 – the first year of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 launched in May 2011 – the Russian Red Cross got engaged in humanitarian advocacy work to influence decision makers and opinion-leaders to contribute to a reduction in death and injury on the roads.