Support to the 2013 ICRC Emergency Appeal Niamey (Regional), covering Mali & Niger

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 500.000,00Project start: 01.01.2013End: 31.12.2013

Short Description:

Overall goal

Continually present in the region since 1982, the ICRC

opened its Niamey regional delegation in 2010 in response

to the consequences of fighting between government

forces and armed groups and of other situations of

violence in northern Mali and Niger.

In early 2012, an armed rebellion led by the Mouvement

National de Liberation de l’Azawad and other armed

groups broke out in northern Mali. Fighting escalated into

armed conflict, complicated by a coup d’état staged by

military officers in the capital, Bamako.

The conflict has disrupted water, health and education

services in the north. Looting of stocks in the main cities

has further jeopardized the food security of thousands of

families in a region hard hit by previous and ongoing food


Niger remains vulnerable to the spillover of violence and

the presence of refugees from Mali and elsewhere in the

region. Influxes of people fleeing conflict are adding to

existing social and economic pressures.

The ICRC under this Appeal seeks to protect

and assist people affected by violence and adverse climatic

conditions and visits detainees, providing them with

aid where necessary. It also promotes IHL among armed

and security forces and armed groups and encourages its

implementation by the authorities of the region. Finally, it works

closely with the region’s National Red Cross Societies and helps

them develop their operational capacities.

project number2682-06/2013
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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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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