Contribution to the Federation Emergency Appeal Nepal Earthquake



Contract partner: IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - GenfCountry: Nepal Funding amount: € 530.000,00Project start: 25.04.2015End: 31.10.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal


On 25 April 2015 an earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Nepal (the area between Kathmandu and Pokhara). The Epicenter was located 80 km northwest of Kathmandu with hundreds of aftershocks registered.


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 33,481.398 on a preliminary basis to enable the IFRC to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRC) to deliver assistance and support to a total of 75,000 people (or 15,000 households) over a total timeframe of 18 months, with a focus on

- emergency health and care,

- emergency shelter and settlements (including basic household items),

- livelihoods,

- restoring family links (RFL),

- safe and dignified burials,

- National Red Cross Society institutional preparedness and capacity development and

- community preparedness and risk reduction.


Within this humanitarian aid effort, the contribution of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) of EUR 530.000 enables the IFRC to support a total of 71.000 people (or 14.200 households) with the following standardized relief items (subject to changes based on (i) the currently ongoing needs assessments and (ii) rapidly changing costs for transport):

• 10.000 foldable jerry cans, each 10 litres, for 10.000 beneficiaries.

• 10.000 tarpaulins (4x6m) for 10.000 beneficiaries.

• 10.000 hygiene parcels each for one family ( thus for 50.000 beneficiaries)

• 200pcs family tents 16m2 each for one family (1.000 beneficiaries).

project number2797-00/2015
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
tied0
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Poverty: 1
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    • 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.