Senegal Appeal No. 05AA032 Programme Update No. 2

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In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA032; Programme Update no. 2, Period covered: June to October 2005; Appeal coverage:106.7%; Outstanding needs: N/A

Programme Update no 1 dated 3 June 2005 please refer to:

Appeal target: CHF 371, 809 371, 809 (USD 295,300 or EUR 239,500)

Programme summary: In agreement with the government, the Senegalese Red Cross Society1has been providing supportheal th, disaster preparedness and relief. To address high maternal and child mortality rates in Mbour and Thiès health districts, the national society continued its programme to fight preventable infant and child related diseases with Federation support. This complements the o ther health projects [the Danish funded community-based health (CBH) in eleven districts, World Bank-funded nutrition project in Touba, as well as the Enda Tiers Monde (ENDA)-supported HIV/AIDS project in four urban departments] and reliesh eavily on a community-based health approach involving Senegalese Red Cross Society volunteers working directly in communities and in cooperates with local health structures.

The national society continued its food security project in Matam, as part of the Federation's regional plan to assist at-risk-communities facing food security crises/disasters. The Senegalese Red Cross Society works with WHO, UNICEF, ICRC, and USAID on other relief acti vities including aid to victims of drought, floods and the Casamance conflict. Consequently, the national society runs first aid training, health care centers and emergency relief teams. It also operates community-based income generating projects for women and youthg roups.

The Senegalese Red Cross Society is a member of Senegal's national emergency plan (ORSEC). During the reporting period the national society gave priority to food security and prepared a plan of action involving food security monitoring in collaboration with government and other partners according to the Federation's strategies (Strategy 2010, Ouagadougou Declaration, etc.). These actions have reinforced the Senegalese Red Cross Society's planning capacities, although challenges related to delays in accessing emergency relief funds andw eak capacity at community level still exist.

For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:

In Senegal: Abdou Siby, President or M. Adama Kamara, Secretary General, Senegalese Red Cross Society, Dakar; Email:; Phone +221.823.39.92; Fax+221.822.53.69

In Senegal: Alasan Senghore, Federation Head of West and Central Africa Regional Delegation, Dakar; Email:; Phone. +221.869.36.41; Fax +221. 860.20.02.

In Geneva: Madeleine Lundberg, Federation Regional Officer for West and Central Africa, Africa Dept.; Email:; Phone +41.22.730.43.35; Fax +41.22.733.03.95

This Programme Update reflects activities to be implemented over a one-year period. This forms part of, and is based on, longer-term, multi-year planning (refer below to access the detailed logframe documents). All International Federation assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable. For support to or for further information concerning Federation programmes or operations in this or other countries, or for a full description of the national society profile, please access the Federation's websit e at


(1) Senegalese Red Cross Societ y

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