Assistance and Protection Activities of the ICRC in Ethiopia

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - Switzerland Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 400.000,00 Project start: 01.11.2005 End: 31.12.2005

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project supports the uninterrupted progress of the large scale humanitarian activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Ethiopia, which is currently amongst the most seriously underfunded ICRC operations in Africa. The assistance and protection activities financed through the project focus on meeting the needs of people detained, displaced or otherwise affected by the 1998-2000 international armed conflict with Eritrea or by internal violence or disturbances, needs which are often aggravated by poor seasonal rainfall. The ICRC provides emergency aid, but also medium-term assistance, through water, health, veterinary and agricultural projects, to preserve the livelihoods of vulnerable communities. It supports physical rehabilitation services for war amputees and other disabled people, restores family links, promotes international humanitarian law (IHL) within the government and armed forces and assists the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) in developing its capacity.

project number 2376-00/2005
source of funding OEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.