Zimbabwe Appeal No. MAAZW001 Mid-Year report


This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 31/06/2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: In line with the strategic aims of the Strategy 20201, the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) expected programme outcome is communities that are resilient to disasters and public health emergencies, with protected livelihoods and strengthened capacity to recover from disasters and crises, with healthy and safe living, social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.

Programmes summary: ZRCS programming is centred on the community-based HIV and AIDS (CBHA) programme, water and sanitation (WatSan), disaster preparedness and response, food security and livelihoods programmes. The CBHA programme was funded mainly under the regional e HIV and AIDS Appeal (MAA63003) (2006 to 2010). In response to the continued food insecurity situation in the country, ZRCS in collaboration with the IFRC launched an emergency food security appeal (MDRZW003) to assist the nutritional recovery of home-based care (HBC) clients and orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) and their households. Under this operation, ZRCS assist the vulnerable communities with agricultural production and livelihoods activities including distribution of seeds and rehabilitation of water points and relevant trainings. The WatSan programme provides safe water supply, hygiene promotion and latrine construction through an EU funded (ACP/EC) WatSan initiative (2006 to 2009) in the Mount Darwin District of Mashonaland Central Province and other WatSan interventions under the Food Security Appeal.

With volunteers being the foundation for effective service delivery to the vulnerable communities; volunteer management and branch development has been a priority institutional development initiative, complemented by capacity development, financial management and resource mobilisation.

Financial situation: The total 2010 budget is CHF 3,158,601 (USD 2,730,189 or EUR 2,156,061), of which CHF 1,334,537 (42 per cent) covered during the reporting period (including opening balance). Overall expenditure during the reporting period was CHF 978,537 (31 per cent) of the budget.