Contribution to the ICRC Ukraine Appeal 2016 - 2017

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Ukraine Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00Project start: 01.01.2016End: 31.12.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The conflict-affected population in Eastern Ukraine has access to basic relief assistance as well as to medical care and other essential services.

Expected results

ICRC together with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society will assist a total of 1.706.250 civilians (residents, IDPs, returnees including those living in public institutions, vulnerable households whose breadwinners are being held In relation to the conflict and newly released detainees) and a total of 6 health infrastructures and 2 physical rehabilitation centres.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The target group of this grant are primarily resident, IDPs, returnees and other vulnerable people in the Eastern part of the country (conflict affected area) The ICRC works in close cooperation with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.



With a contribution of EUR 1 Mio, Austria would enable the ICRC to implement the following activities:

Distribution of food parcels for 57.000 IDPs, returnees and residents or Distribution of food parcels and cash for 6 months for 5.700 beneficiaries living in buffer zones and at the front-line, and where possible organize food-for-work projects.



The situation in eastern Ukraine deteriorated severely in the first half of 2016, then showed some improvement following a ceasefire that took effect on 1 September. Civilians continue to feel the effects of the armed conflict. According to UN and government estimates, some 2.8 million people are displaced within Ukraine or have fled abroad, and around 22,500 have been wounded and over 9,600 killed. The ICRC will continue to provide food, hygiene items and/or cash to conflict-affected people; at the same time, it will help beneficiaries begin working towards economic recovery. Vulnerable households will receive productive inputs, cash grants and/or training to start livelihood activities. In 2017, the ICRC’s delegation in Ukraine will work with local authorities and community members to improve people’s access to jobs and markets, for instance, by providing free transportation for people in remote areas.

For 2016, the ICRC has appealed for 64.3 million CHF for its Ukraine program.

project number2768-00/2016
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Poverty: 1
  • 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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