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Community Preparedness and Risk Reduction Appeal No. MAA00021

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

Programme outcome: The work carried out by the community preparedness and risk reduction (CPRR) department contributes to Strategy 2020’s three strategic aims:

1) Save lives, protect livelihoods, and prepare for and recover from disasters and crises.

2) Enable healthy and safer living.

3) Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence.

Programme summary: To reduce the impact of disasters and complex emergencies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) works on building community safety and resilience by strengthening its programme support in primarily three areas: 1) community-based disaster preparedness; 2) disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA); and 3) food security, nutrition and livelihoods. The IFRC’s Framework for Community Safety and Resilience represents a common Red Cross Red Crescent understanding of DRR, and provides a foundation upon which all activities contributing to the building of safe and resilient communities can be created, developed and sustained. Beyond guiding integrated multi-sectoral approach to planning and programming, it also provides an opportunity to advocate on behalf of vulnerable communities and National Societies.