Protection, Assistance and Cooperation with the Ethiopian Red Cross: ICRC Activities in Ethiopia 2006

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 500.000,00Project start: 01.07.2006End: 31.12.2006

Short Description:

Overall goal

The International Comittee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been continuously present in Ethiopia since 1977. Its priority is to protect and assist people detained, displaced or otherwise affected by the 1998-2000 international armed conflict with Eritrea or by internal violence or disturbances, often compounded by natural disasters. The ICRC provides emergency aid but also implements medium-term assistance projects to preserve the livelihoods of vulnerable communities in violence-prone regions. It also supports physical rehabilitation services. The ICRC visits security detainees, restores family links, particularly for relatives separated by the closed Eritrea-Ethiopia border and for Sudanese refugees, promotes International Humanitarian Law and supports the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS).

The Austrian contribution supports the ICRC in continuing the uninterrupted, large scale humanitarian activities in Ethiopia, which in November 2006 still display a status of severe under-funding by international donors.

project number2376-02/2006
source of fundingOEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
  • 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.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • 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.