Support to the 2012 ICRC Budget Extention Appeal for Niamey (Regional)
The ICRC opened its Niamey regional delgation in 2010 in response to the fighting between government forces and armed groups or of other situations of violence in northern Mali and Niger. It seeks to protect ans assist people affected by violence and adverse climatic conditions and visits detainees, providing them with aid where necessary. It also promotes Int'l Humanitarian Law and encourages its implementation by the authorities throughout the region. It works closely with the region's National Red Cross Societies and helps them develop their operational capacities.
In order to maintain its financial capacity to continue these large scale humanitarian activities, mainly in the fields of assistance on behlaf of the conflict victims, the ICRC has launched an extension to its appeal for the interventions covered by the Niamey regional delegation in February 2012.
This funding, which has been provided by the Austrian Foreign Disaster Aid Fund, is in support of the ICRC Niamey regional budget extension appeal.