Somalia: Country Plan 2010 - 2011 (MAASO001)

Situation Report
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Executive summary

The Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) has operated continuously throughout the country's period of civil strife and is credited as being the largest indigenous humanitarian organisation with representation and services across Somalia. SRCS programmes are aligned towards the Federation's Global Agenda goals.

The health programme serves an estimated 600,000 beneficiaries through 62 maternal and child health/outpatient department (MCH/OPD) clinics and four mobile clinics. The permanent clinics are structured to serve the immediate neighbourhood communities. Outreach services reach communities in a range of 20 km. The mobile clinic reaches the remote villages; Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps and sometimes services are redirected to the disaster sites within short notice. Rehabilitation services to physically disabled persons will continue to be provided with support of the Norwegian Red Cross in Mogadishu, Hargeisa and Galkayo branches. Support to the Nugal general hospital in Garowe will end in September 2009. The integrated health care programme works in the direction of building synergies with the National Society's disaster management, organisational development, and humanitarian values programmes. During the 2010-2011 periods, the integrated Community Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA) will link the disaster management programme and branch development. The synergy of these programmes helps to achieve increasingly effective results at community and household levels.

The disaster management programme has primarily been funded through the Tsunami operation that ends in March 2010. Through the Tsunami operation, SRCS established DM positions at national level as well as in 13 branches. In 2010, it is the first time for the DM programme to be integrated and included in the annual appeal. The programme will build on the established structures and activities, with modification where necessary to enhance relevance. The programme will focus on organisational disaster preparedness and response, and community preparedness components.

The organisational development programme will focus on the following components: support national society organisational development, and increased capacity of local community, civil society and SRCS staff and volunteers. Volunteering and Youth development programme components are cross-cutting and integrated in other Programmes activities.

The total 2010-2011 budget is CHF 6,975,284(USD 6,760,445 or EUR 4,589,737)