Croix-Rouge Française - Plateforme d'Intervention Régionale Amériques Caraïbes

Regional Intervention Platform of Americas and Caribbean 23 August 2017

HISTORY OF PIRAC


2009-2010: Implementation of third project Interreg IV
Project "Preparation to respond": regional project aiming to prepare communities for the risks associated with natural disasters.
Project implemented in Grenada by DIPECHO (Disaster Preparedness ECHO) and financed by ECHO (European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department) via the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Implementation of second project Interreg IV
Project "Culture of risk": seeks to inform communities about the risks linked to natural disasters. Project implemented in Dominica (DIPECHO).

2007: Implementation of first project INTERREG III and 3 warehouses for the PIRAC
The PIRAC has at its disposal three warehouses, which are located in Guadeloupe, Martinique and in French Guiana. These warehouses contain inventory for stocked logistical materials, medical items, non-food items (NFI) and equipment for the production and distribution of potable water. Some of this equipment (for water) is pre-positioned in Haiti, within the Haitian Red Cross.

27 September 2005: Signing of agreement between the HRC and the FRC
Signing of a specific agreement, in Guadeloupe, between the Haitian Red Cross and the French Red Cross on the standardized PIRAC operational procedures between the two partners.
Three (3) regional programs financed by INTERREG (75 % from the EU; 25 % from the region)

27 September 2005: Signing of agreement between the IFRC and the FRC
Signing of a specific agreement, in Guadeloupe, between the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the French Red Cross, recognizing the response capacity of the PIRAC and its role of international coordination within the Federation.

19 March 2005: Official creation of the PIRAC
Signing of agreement, at Pointe-à-Pître in Guadeloupe, between the French overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana) and the Haitian Red Cross. This agreement made official the creation of the PIRAC.