This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2012
In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020, the IFRC country office in Sudan supported the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in implementing programmes that aimed at:
- Reducing the risks and vulnerabilities faced by communities across Sudan.
- Improving the quality of life among the most vulnerable groups.
- Further developing and strengthening SRCS capacity towards becoming a well-functioning National Society.
- Promoting the understanding of Red Cross/Red Crescent principles and values.
- Enhancing cooperation and partnerships with governmental as well as non-governmental organizations, in addition to Red Cross/Red Crescent partners.
Throughout 2012, the IFRC Sudan office focused on strengthening the capacity of SRCS by mobilizing resources for National Society development through facilitating and providing technical support to the national community based health volunteer program (NCHVP). This included training SRCS on utilizing different tools for cross-cutting issues such as planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting skills as well as gender mainstreaming and inclusion of special groups during programming. The NCHVP programme is implemented in 7 states of Sudan while the disaster risk reduction (DRR) and strengthening community resilience programme is implemented in Greater Darfur and Blue Nile States.
In addition, IFRC Sudan office as part of its representation, coordination and facilitation role continued to support SRCS in responding to the protracted conflicts in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile states, that were preceded by conflict in Abyei in May 2011 and which resulted in a complex emergency that affected and displaced more than 100,000 people at the end of 2011. The IFRC Sudan office supported SRCS in responding to this crisis by launching an Emergency Appeal which facilitated international resource mobilization. Sporadic fighting continued throughout 2012 and as such the response activities continued throughout 2012.