In response to humanitarian crises and disasters abroad, the Federal Government can provide funds from the Foreign Disaster Relief Fund for humanitarian aid measures. 2024 the fund is endowed with 80 million euros and is administered by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The Council of Ministers decides on the allocation of funds in each individual case.

Funds are allocated for coping directly with the crisis situation and for rehabilitation and reconstruction measures. They are mostly issued via the Austrian Development Agency or the Foreign Ministry itself to international organisations or accredited Austrian non-governmental organisations.

Official Federal Gazette on the Foreign Disaster Relief Fund