1. Executive summary
The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is supporting the Red Cross organizations in Kosovo to strengthen their organizational and operational capacity to carry out effective assistance and offer services to improve the situation of the most vulnerable people.
For 2013, the project areas supported in Kosovo are based on the priorities and capacities of the Red Cross organizations in Kosovo. All Federation-supported programmes in Kosovo are aligned with, and contribute to, the global aims of Strategy 2020 and the priorities of the Red Cross organizations.
Derived from this, the specifically planned IFRC Kosovo office outputs and targets are aligned to the five Business Lines of the International Federation.
The Red Cross organizations play an important role in strengthening local communities and developing civil society in Kosovo. In order to raise humanitarian standards, the Red Cross organisations have disseminated and promoted the fundamental principles and humanitarian values and integrated the same in all programme areas.
In order to grow Red Cross services for vulnerable people, the planned disaster management programme has been implemented with the aim to strengthen the organizations` capacity in disaster management for the Red Cross organizations in Kosovo.
In order to strengthen the specific Red Cross contribution to development, the Red Cross organisations in Kosovo are implementing Health and Care, Organisational Development and Capacity Building and Migration programmes.
Through the Health and Care programme the International Federation has continued supporting Red Cross organizations in implementing health and care programme to contribute to the improved living conditions, knowledge and behaviours, which has led to a better health situation of people who need it most in Kosovo. In order to achieve this goal, capacity building trainings, family health education courses, community based health related activities including HIV and AIDS peer education were conducted.