Contribution to the Regional Office for the Caucasus and Central Asia (ROCCA) in support to OCHA operations in Ukraine

Contract partner: UNOCHA - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - SwitzerlandCountry: Ukraine Funding amount: € 250.000,00Project start: 01.01.2015End: 31.12.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

In June 2014, OCHA established its presence in Ukraine in response to the significant deterioration in the situation in Ukraine and in view of the likelihood that humanitarian needs would continue to increase due to ongoing violence. With the conflict intensifying, it is estimated that 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. For its response to the crisis, OCHA is appealing for a six-month operational budget of $ 1,685,702, which may be adjusted upwards during the course of 2015, to support 5 million people estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance.

Austria’s contribution of EUR 250.000 (US $ 269,068) would enable OCHA to increase its activities and presence in Ukraine, including the deployment of 26 staff located in its headquarters in Kiev and five filed offices in eastern Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Mariupol), which includes the non-governmental controlled territories in Donetsk and Luhansk. The Austrian contribution) would represent 16% of the financing required for six months to recruit and deploy international and national staff; rent offices; and procure vehicles, communications equipment and other necessary material goods in support of the following activities, in addition to general coordination functions:

• Collation and management of information on the humanitarian situation to support/inform the humanitarian response on key protection indicators.

• Production of information management tools and services such as a 3W database, contact lists, meeting schedules, maps, and situation reports.

• Advocacy to raise awareness of humanitarian needs in Ukraine and inform a more effective response, including the dissemination of information and analysis to stakeholders including the Ukrainian Government, the humanitarian community and affected communities.

project number2768-01/2015
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
  • 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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  • 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.