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Africa Zone Annual Report 2014 (SP1/MAA60005)

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This report covers the period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

Red Cross Staff receive confirmed Ebola patients at the then new Ebola treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone in September. More than 25,000 cases have been registered and more than 10,000 deaths in the worst Ebola epidemic the world has seen. National Societies continue to be on the forfront of the reponse and the IFRC, and its Secretariat have worked together to support them.


Programme outcome

The Africa Zone comprises the Africa Zone Office, plus 16 regional and country representations, which in turn support 49 African National Societies. The strategic direction for the period 2012-2015 is spelled out in the Long –Term Planning Framework, which was updated in 2014 and the current document reports against these revised objectives. The revised LTPF for 2014-2015 is available online at:

Overall in Africa in 2014, highlights include:

  • Response to West African Ebola epidemic through six emergency appeals (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal, plus regional coordination and preparedness appeal).

  • Support to help National Societies stave off Ebola in neighbouring countries and Africa transport hubs through 11 DREF preparedness operations.

  • Response to 57 emergency operations (13 Emergency appeals; 44 DREF operations) –with budgets totalling CHF164M. Against this CHF 127M in funding was registered, the highest coverage in recent years.

  • Development programmes with a budget of CHF 56M against CHF36M income, mainly in disaster preparedness and risk reduction, as well as in health and social services.

  • Unrestricted/Statutory funding of staff and offices at Zone and regional level, providing representation, technical assistance and a range of other support totalling CHF 5M

  • African Governance Group (AGG) innovative peer support to targeted Africa National Societies