There are two kinds of appeals: annual appeals and emergency appeals.
The plan is launched at the beginning of each year to fund programmes that meet an identified need that year. Programme updates and annual reports report on these activities.
Emergency appeals are issued during the year in response to disasters that arise - their timeline is flexible. Operations updates, interim narratives & financial reports and final reports report on these activities.
|Type of appeal
||Timing - when issued or launched
||Type of document |
|Plan: Country, Region, and Global Programmes
November or December each year.
Plan: Reflects Secretariat's 2 year plans to support National Societies' programmes; provides a vehicle for donors to support non-emergency programmes.
Mid-year Report: Minimum of 1 issued during the year. Covering the first six months. Available on the web site by 31 August.
Annual report: Covers the whole year. Available on the web site by 30 April of the following year.
||Can be issued within hours after a major emergency or disaster (often in the form of a preliminary appeal, subject to revision).
||Emergency appeal: Is a plan articulating how the International Federation plans to respond to an emergency situation, where there are significant needs for which international assistance is required. And emergency Aappeal is always based on a request from a member National Society and is usually issued on the basis of a needs assessment. Consists of a narrative and a corresponding budget. |
Operations update: First update issued within 30 days of the appeal launch; other updates are issued during the course of the operation. Intended to provide an objective-based summary of activities and provide donors with a view of achievements, impact and constraints of an operation; consists of a narrative and current financial status report.
Preliminary Final Report: For appeals that are extended beyound the initial timeframe.
Final report : Issued within 90 days after the after the original end-date of the operation; presents the final closing narrative and financial statement of an Emergency Appeal; intended to provide an overview analysis of the overall effectiveness of an International Federation operation, together with the corresponding financial information, indicating lessons learned and impact.
||Immediately after a small-scale emergency or disaster where DREF has been allocated; or to jump-start a large emergency operation.
||DREF operation update: Encouraged in the first month of the operation, is mandatory if a second allocation is made or if the scope of the operation changes.
DREF operation final report: (narrative and financial) is required within 90 days/three months after the end of the operating timeframe. The DREF final report is intended to show the impact of DREF.
Within hours of an emergency event.
Information bulletin: Used to capture a situation that has had or could have significant humanitarian consequences; to report on Red Cross Red Crescent action when a small-scale disaster has occurred but no further action or support is intended. Normally no DREF is allocated.
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