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Zimbabwe Appeal No. MAAZW001: Report 2006-2007

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This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

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:

Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) was functional in its 27 operational project areas implementing the following programmes;

- Integrated HIV and AIDS programme supported through the International Federation Regional Delegation and a consortium of donors;

- Livelihood and food security projects partly supported by the British and Japanese Red Cross and through the International Federation Regional Food Insecurity Emergency Appeal (05EA023);

- Disaster risk reduction (DRR) supported by the British government's Department for International Development (DFID), through the British Red Cross;

- Water and sanitation (WatSan) supported by European Union, Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) projects through the International Federation Global Water and Sanitation Initiative (GWIS);

- Community-based first aid services and training through bilateral support;

- Promotion of Fundamental Principles and Humanitarian Values with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation Regional Delegation;

- Institutional development mainly supported bilaterally and technical by the International Federation Regional Delegation.

All the above programmes were successfully implemented against a background of hyperinflation in the country, which made the operation environment very difficult.

For more detailed information on 2006 activities, please see Programme Update 1 and 2:

Programme Update no. 1: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/annual06/MAAZW00101.pdf

Programme Update no. 2: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/annual06/MAAZW00102.pdf

Goal: ZRCS is implementing an integrated programme with a goal of reducing the risk and effects of

HIV and AIDS and its social, economic and psychological consequences amongst vulnerable people in Zimbabwe. The programme integration is designed to provide a holistic intervention through the strengthening of organizational capacity development and volunteer management, and by building efficient coordination, cooperation and strategic partnerships at all levels.

Needs: Total 2006-2007 budget CHF 6,851,274 (USD 5,634,271 or EUR 4,229,181), out of which 45.2 % covered. Through the International Federation Regional Delegation, ZRCS also benefited from the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programme funded by the Swedish Red Cross. Zimbabwe was among the seven southern African countries implementing the emergency food security operation (O5EA023), which was closed in September 2006. ZRCS continued with the livelihoods and the OVC feeding scheme projects, which are integrated into the long-term programmes namely HIV and AIDS home-based care (HBC) and disaster management. The HIV and AIDS programme is under the regional programme which was launched by the International Federation Regional Delegation (MAA63003) in November 2006. In order to cover the funding gap for Appeal 2006 - 2007, ZRCS requires CHF 3,348,925.

No. of people we help:

Programme/project Title Target Population Beneficiaries assisted Total Female Total Male
Communitybased HIV and AIDS HIV and AIDS affected and infected households 21,810 clients 44,537 OVC 1,500 on ART roll-out 12,698 clients 25,996 OVC 9,112 clients 18,541 OVC
Food security and livelihoods programme HIV and AIDS affected and infected households
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WatSan in five selected project areas (emergency response in cholera areas) People in cholera endemic areas
14,432
10,234

The programmes are earmarked to continue in 2007, whilst scaling-up intervention in line with the Global Agenda.

Our partners:

Sector/category Partners
Integrated community-based HIV and AIDS, food security and livelihoods approaches Austrian, British, Danish, Finnish, Japanese, Swedish Red Cross Societies
Organisational development, promotion of Fundamental Principles and Humanitarian Values, community-based HIV and AIDS, Federation, ICRC
Water and sanitation, disaster risk reduction DFID, European Union
Integrated community-based HIV and AIDS UNICEF, WFP, UNAIDS, FAO
Integrated community-based HIV and AIDS, Government relevant departments, National AIDS Council

For further information please contact:

Zimbabwe: Emma Kundishora, Secretary General, Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, Harare; email zrcs@ecoweb.co.zw or ekundishora@comone.co.zw , telephone: +263 4 332 638; 263 4 332 197; fax: +263 4 335 490

Zimbabwe: Françoise Le Goff, Head of Southern Africa Regional Delegation in Harare; email francoise.legoff@ifrc.org; telephone: +263 4 70 61 55, 263 4 72 03 15; fax: +263 4 70 87 84

Geneva: John Roche, Federation Regional Officer for Southern Africa, Africa Department; email: john.roche@ifrc.org; telephone: +41 22 730 44 00, fax: +41 22 733 03 95

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