Long Term Planning Framework. Programme Services 2012-2015

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  1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. (IFRC) Strategy 2020 recognizes that the underlying causes of vulnerability include rapidly changing global demographics, increasing impact of climate change, unplanned urbanization, high levels of violence in society, involuntary migration pressures, new and emerging diseases, environmental degradation and insecurity of access to water, food and natural resources. The linkages and interactions between these trends are likely to result in different patterns of vulnerability in the future. Furthermore, an already emerging pattern of increased numbers of small- to medium-scale disasters will require increased investment in the preparedness, response and recovery capacities of the IFRC.

In order to meet these challenges, the IFRC.s Strategy 2020 sets three strategic aims. These are to: Aim 1: Save lives, protect livelihoods and prepare for and recover from disasters and crises. Aim 2: Enable safer and healthy living. Aim 3: Promote social inclusion and culture of non-violence.

The programme services business group has the lead responsibility to oversee delivery on Aims 1 and 2 of Strategy 2020 while providing substantive support to achieve Aim 3.