Support to the 2012 ICRC Budget Extention Appeal for Niamey (Regional)

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 250.000,00Project start: 01.01.2012End: 31.12.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

The ICRC opened its Niamey regional delgation in 2010 in response to the fighting between government forces and armed groups or of other situations of violence in northern Mali and Niger. It seeks to protect ans assist people affected by violence and adverse climatic conditions and visits detainees, providing them with aid where necessary. It also promotes Int'l Humanitarian Law and encourages its implementation by the authorities throughout the region. It works closely with the region's National Red Cross Societies and helps them develop their operational capacities.

In order to maintain its financial capacity to continue these large scale humanitarian activities, mainly in the fields of assistance on behlaf of the conflict victims, the ICRC has launched an extension to its appeal for the interventions covered by the Niamey regional delegation in February 2012.

This funding, which has been provided by the Austrian Foreign Disaster Aid Fund, is in support of the ICRC Niamey regional budget extension appeal.

project number2682-00/2012
source of fundingAKF
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.