Yemen Appeal No. MAAYE001 Programme Update No. 4

Situation Report
Originally published


This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: Building on the momentum generated by the launch of its five-year strategy (2007-2011) and the partnership meeting at the end of 2006, the Yemen Red Crescent Society (YRCS) is making progress in a direction that enhances its institutional and operational capacities.

This includes successfully conducting national training on risk awareness and reduction attended by 22 participants from seven Red Crescent branches in disaster prone governorates and from local councils, women associations and youth associations. The training was followed by a campaign which lasted for ten days, from 20-31 March, covering four districts in each of the seven governorates, involving local and national media and targeting the general public including farmers.

Thanks to the timely contributions received from the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Red Cross societies as well as the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Federation Secretariat, about 52 percent of the YRCS appeal has been covered during the reporting period.

This update describes the main achievements and constraints during the first half of 2007 in the specific programme areas of disaster management, health, organizational development and coordination by the Federation within the overall objectives and specific results highlighted in the appeal. The progress in the dissemination of the Fundamental Principles and Values and other related areas will be separately reported as it is implemented by the YRCS in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Goal: With improving planning and management capacities, the YRCS has substantially increased its contribution to the promotion of human dignity and reduction of death due to disasters and diseases/health emergencies in line with the Global Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.

Needs: Total 2006-2007 programme budget is CHF 3,305,950 (USD 2,713,000 or EUR 2,023,510), out of which 52 percent has been covered. Click here to go directly to the attached financial report.

No. of people we help: YRCS, through it network of 16 branches and health clinics, provides health care and first aid to around 35,000 beneficiaries. The current Operational Alliance projects in two governorates will substantially increase the number of those benefiting from primary health care. In addition, more than 13,000 school students were provided with anti-worm medication and health education in Hajjah governorate to eliminate parasites among school children - a major reason for malnutrition.

Our partners: YRCS and the International Federation are working together with a number of partners including the ICRC, Danish Red Cross, French Red Cross, Italian Red Cross, United Arab Emirates Red Crescent, DFID, Oxfam, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Civil Defence, Traffic Department, Islamic Relief, Yemen Women Union, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).