Additional Allocation 2017 to ICRC Operation in Somalia in Response to the Hunger Emergency

Project completed

On 24 February 2017, SDC/HA pledged an additional allocation of CHF 15 million to support emergency relief operations to help populations facing starvation in parts of Africa (South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria/the Lake Chad Region) and Yemen. This decision followed a call issued by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on 22 February 2017 urging for USD 4.4 billion aid to avert famine for 20 million people who risk starvation in these countries. CHF 1 million will be allocated to support ICRC’s emergency operation in Somalia.

Country/region Period Budget
Somalia
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
CHF 1'000'000
Background

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to ensure protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence.

The ICRC is Switzerland’s main humanitarian partner in the field of international humanitarian aid.

Objectives Providing immediate protection and assistance for all people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.
Target groups Victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence
Medium-term outcomes The ICRC is committed to responding rapidly and efficiently to the humanitarian needs of people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence by protecting the lives and dignity of all victims. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
Results

Expected results:   Protection and assistance is provided for all people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
Other International Organization
  • International Committee of the Red Cross


Coordination with other projects and actors Multi-Bi Contributions 2017 to the ICRC Somalia, WFP Somalia, OCHA Somali as well as the Somalia Emergency Fund (EHF), SomRep Resilience Programme amongst others
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   1'000'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'000'000
Project phases Phase 92 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 91 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 90 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 89 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 88 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 87 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018   (Completed) Phase 86 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018   (Completed) Phase 79 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 78 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 77 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 76 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 75 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 74 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 73 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 72 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 71 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 70 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 69 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 68 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 67 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 66 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 65 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 64 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 63 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 62 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 61 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 60 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 59 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 58 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 57 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 56 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 55 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 54 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 53 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 52 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 51 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 50 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 49 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 47 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 46 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 45 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 44 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 43 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)