Presentation on theme: "To improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity Dr. Patrick Fox SEA DM Coordinator."— Presentation transcript:
To improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity Dr. Patrick Fox SEA DM Coordinator
Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies States Party to the Geneva Conventions International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies International Committee of the Red Cross
A Global Agenda for the International Federation Goal 1: Reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters. Goal 2: Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies. Goal 3: Increase the capacity of local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability. Goal 4: Promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion.
How does the Federation manage the disaster at National, Regional and Global level ? Learning from local communities, first responders, grass root info (trends, predictions, forecasting etc. Gender – sex, age, disabilities….) Coordination, monitoring, evaluations, lessons learned, and best practices (Build Back Better) Emergency preparedness (tracking, forecasting, monitoring, sharing info) Information management from web-based global platform (DMIS) Disaster response tools (FACT, RDRT, ERU, Logistics) Training of volunteers, national/regional and international staffs – also communities through formal and informal education. Partner with other organisations and authorities at multiple levels
National - Regional - Global Response Continuum National l Network of local branches l Trained staff & volunteers l Local first aid & rescue teams l Systems, assets l Early warning Regional l Network of National Societies l Trained staff & volunteers l Regional Disaster Response Teams l Systems, assets l DMIS links Global l Movement l FACT l DREF l ERU l DMIS l Appeal l Logistics l Security
Federation Disaster Management Tools DREF - Disaster Relief Emergency Fund Emergency Appeals Disaster Information Management Logistics – resource mobilisation Disaster Assessment Teams – RDRT, FACT Field services & support functions - ERU
How the work of IFRC is funded The IFRCs annual appeal asks for resources for: Humanitarian assistance for enduring emergencies. Building capacity to better serve communities. Global programmes. Donor support in 2008 – US$ 176 million (CHF201 million) Emergency appeals ask for resources: To boost a national societys ability to respond to a disaster. DREF – Emergency Response Fund Appeals launched by IFRC at request of national societies. Donor support for Emergency Appeals in 2008 – CHF 282 million.
International tsunami funding in billions US$ (Source: TEC, as of Q4 2005)
Federation Disaster Management Tools DREF Emergency Appeals DMIS Disaster Assessment Teams Field Services and Support functions (ERU) Federations extranet for disaster management and information sharing Monitoring and mapping of potential disasters Emergency response reports posted directly from the field Special focus pages providing real-time information on response operations Baseline data on different countries Information and guidelines Toolbox with style sheets, updated contact lists, statistics… Links to over 400 external web sites related to disaster management
CLIMATE CHANGE Focus on CCA – ie consequences of CC driven disasters. Planning into the un-known Training communities and volunteers through formal and informal channels. CCA as part of DRR
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation CC will generate new disaster dimensions Note: slow-onset disasters related to the depletion of the natural resource base
Climate Centre – RC/RC Since 2002, give assistance to NS to bridge CCA and DRR. Triple A principle: Awareness, Action and Advocacy + Analyses RC/RC Climate Guide (November 2007)
Linking DRR and CCA 1)Assessing and addressing current and future climate risks at national and local levels 2)Assessing and addressing current and future climate risks with communities (sudden and slow on-set) 3)Education and awareness-raising (Formal and in-formal) 4)Advocacy (humanitarian values and equity aspect – voice of the vulnerable ) 5)Integrating DRR and climate change adaptation into existing training, plans and strategies IFRC, 2009
Key messages 1.Integrate CCA into the policy and strategic plans 2.Comprehensive risk mapping through VCA (Vulnerability and capacity Assessment) 3.Building the capacity of the community, Support continuous livelihoods and Community financial preparedness 4.Implement advocacy, promotion, and education at all levels 5.Partnership with all stakeholders – For quality in response and preparedness as well as for outreach and sustainability of programming.
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