Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste: Appeal no. MAATP001 - Annual Report 2010

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This report covers the period 1January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

Programme purpose:

The IFRC’s work is guided by Strategy 2020’s strategic aims which seek to:

• Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises.

• Enable healthy and safe living.

• Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.

These are delivered through three main enabling actions:

• Build strong National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies

• Pursue humanitarian diplomacy to prevent and reduce vulnerability

• Function effectively as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Programme summary: The objectives of the planned support to the Timor-Leste national society, Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) for 2010 were largely achieved. CVTL reached significant milestones in the year: launching its Strategic Plan 2010-2014 and hosting its first in-country partnership meeting in May, at which senior staff presented multi-year operational plans.
IFRC technical and management support to health and disaster management assisted pilot projects in community-based disaster risk reduction (CBRR) and community-based health and first aid (CBHFA). The CBHFA in Action project commenced with a second community trialling improved village selection criteria, and conducted a joint community assessment with the disaster management department who will support the community with additional disaster risk reduction activities. CVTL took over day-to-day responsibility for the CBRR pilot project in 2010 and will complete the fifth and final year with minimum external technical input.

Organizational development support achieved significant progress with a number of branch rehabilitations, orientation for all branch boards, and branch development workshops in six branches. Complementary work on policies and procedures for the management of finances, volunteers and human resources added important structural components.

Financial situation: The total 2010 budget is CHF 1,417,456 and is covered up to 124 per cent. Overall expenditure against this budget is 99.3 per cent.

The 2010 budget was revised down by approximately 11 per cent during the year as a result of increased partner activity and regional (DIPECHO) inputs