Contribution to ICRC Somalia Appeal 2012

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Somalia Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00Project start: 01.01.2012End: 30.04.2013

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Overall goal

This grant is a contribution to the ICRC Appeal for Somalia 2012.

The ICRC has maintained a presence in Somalia since 1982, basing its delegation in Nairobi, Kenya, since 1994. It focuses on providing emergency aid to people directly affected by armed conflict, often in combination with natural disasters, and runs an extensive first-aid, medical and basic health care programme.

At the same time, the ICRC endeavours to promote respect for IHL, particularly the protection of civilians and medical staff and infrastructure. It also carries out water, agricultural and cash-for-work projects, designed to restore or improve livelihoods in communities weakened by crises. It works closely with and supports the development of the Somali Red Crescent Society.

In order to continue these large scale humanitarian activities in Somalia in 2012, mainly in the fields of assistance on behalf of the conflict victims, the ICRC is appealing for over 70 million Swiss Francs. The Austrian Development Cooperation is supporting this Appeal with funds from the Austrian Ministry of Finance in the amount of € 1 million.

project number2676-01/2011
source of fundingOEZA
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.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • 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.