Contribution to the ICRC Emergency Appeal Ukraine 2015

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Ukraine Funding amount: € 500.000,00Project start: 01.01.2015End: 31.12.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

The programme aims at people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence to meet their needs and have access to basic services.

Expected results

The overall targets of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for 2015 are:

- the authorities take steps to ensure that residents and displaced people have adequate conditions, with access to basic services, and their rights – including freedom of movement and ownership of property – are respected

- people stay in touch with their relatives, including those in detention, and/or learn the fates of unaccounted for family members

- people held by the authorities and by armed groups benefit from ICRC visits to monitor their treatment and living conditions and from improvements made by the authorities on the basis of feedback given them

- the Ukrainian Red Cross strengthens its capacities to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict, and is able to operate effectively in sensitive environments

Target group / Beneficiaries

To achieve these results, ICRC targets selected host populations, returnees and IDPs, which are situated in the eastern Ukraine/Donbass region. With the contribution provided by ADA, the ICRC could support up to 13,000 most vulnerable people in the Lugansk and Donetsk Region.


Based on access, capacities and local current needs, the ICRC could:

- repair up to 10 collective centers to help some 1,500 displaced people cope with harsh winter conditions,

- or assist some 170 households (500 people), who have returned to their places of origin following displacement, in repairing their residences,

- or work with local authorities to ensure some 13,000 people living in secure areas maintain access to water, electricity and other basis services, including the material necessary to maintain facilities and infrastructure.


5.2 million people are affected by the Ukraine crisis, including 2 million in in non-government controlled areas of Ukraine (NGCAs) and 2 million along the contact line in eastern Ukraine. More than 1.5 million people have been displaced internally and nearly 1.1 million externally. Nearly 8,000 people have been killed and over 17,800 injured in the conflict since April 2014. The ICRC has appealed for a total of CHF 72.7 million (approx. EUR 67.1 million) for 2015 to deliver assistance to 98,000 beneficiaries in Ukraine.

project number2768-03/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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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