Contribution to the ICRC Myanmar Appeal 2018

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Myanmar Funding amount: € 700.000,00Project start: 01.01.2018End: 31.12.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

Basic needs regarding food/nutrition and access to water and sanitation facilities of vulnerable people affected by conflict and/or other situations of violence in Myanmar are covered.

Expected results

The ICRC aims to achieve the following main targets per Assistance sub-programme for 2018:

Dietary and other basic needs gap for 392,120 vulnerable people, including IDPs, returnees and residents reduced

Access to safe water supply for 115,000 people established

Target group / Beneficiaries

With a contribution of EUR 700,000 the ICRC will be able to reach the following results:

Dietary and other basic needs situation of 8'610 vulnerable people, including female headed households improved

Access to safe water for 8,771 people restored



provide alternative sources of fuel for around 5,500 households (27,500 people) in IDP camps and isolated villages in Rakhine

provide essential household items and/or cash to up to 23,000 households (115,000 people)

distribute monthly food rations or cash for buying food to some 33,000 households (165,000 people)

provide agricultural supplies/equipment to around 12,000 households (60,000 people)

train up to 120 animal-health workers and farmers, enabling them to counsel and provide services to some households

provide cash grants, sometimes together with livelihood training, to around 3,400 households (17,000 people)

disburse cash to some 7,500 workers for repairing community infrastructure

renovate and/or construct water and sanitation infrastructure for up to 60,000 returnees, residents and IDPs in urban and rural areas

provide material assistance to around 50,000 people affected by sudden emergencies

renovate and/or build shelters for some 5,000 displaced people

repair up to 15 health centres


Since August 2017, over 700,000 people have fled violence in Rakhine state and sought refuge in Bangladesh, while thousands were displaced. The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar reached agreements on the return of those who fled the violence, which were yet to take effect.

All this made it difficult for IDPs and other violence-affected people to obtain food, water and shelter, and to maintain or restore their livelihoods. They also lacked access to health care.

Mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) continued to endanger people in many areas of the country.


project number2829-00/2018
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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