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Switzerland’s support to UNHCR operations in Iraq

A female child with her dad beside a tent of the UNHCR with fruits and vegetables.

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

Iraq has been battling with conflict since 2003 and the humanitarian situation has deteriorated since late 2013. The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in 3.3 million internally displaced persons across Iraq and has left 10 million in need of humanitarian assistance. The country also hosts more than 250,000 Syrian refugees, who have fled atrocities in their homeland. Beside the provision of Swiss experts, the SDC has allocated for 2016 CHF 1.5 million to UNHCR in Iraq.

Country/region Period Budget
Iraq

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016


CHF 1'500'000



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Rebuilding beyond the crisis

Two women wearing veils on a balcony in a building draped with UNHCR flags.

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

The scope of the destruction in Syria is staggering, and the number of people left without shelter continues to grow. Since the start of the crisis, the SDC has donated CHF 13.4 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which is responsible for coordinating all reconstruction-related activities in that country. In addition, Swiss experts have developed technical standards for the long-term relocation of displaced people who will eventually return home.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Morocco
Syria
Tunisia
Yemen
Forced migration (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
HUMANITARIAN AID
Material relief assistance and services

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016


CHF 6'000'000



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Swiss support for ICRC operations in Syria

A little girl – one of millions of people displaced inside Syria – fetches water from an ICRC tanker in Talbiseh on the outskirts of Homs.

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

Since it began in 2011, the Syrian crisis has turned into one of the worst humanitarian disasters worldwide since the end of World War II. The ICRC is one of the few international organisations that manage to operate inside the country. The SDC is using the ICRC to provide food, access to water and healthcare to millions of Syrians caught up in the conflict.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Emergency and relief
Protection and access
MULTISECTOR or CROSS-CUTTING
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Material relief assistance and services
Human rights

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015


CHF 8'300'000



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Protection and basic provisions in Baghdad for internally displaced Iraqis

Aid recipients in Iraq queuing outside a supermarket at a point of distribution for food and other goods.

01.07.2014 - 30.09.2015

In December 2013, another armed conflict started in Iraq’s Anbar province, before rapidly spreading to central and northern Iraq. Large segments of the civilian population were forced to abandon their homes. Many of these refugees have fled to Baghdad, where they are not properly protected and have insufficient basic supplies. The SDC is supporting the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an international non-governmental organisation working on behalf of internally displaced persons in Baghdad.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Iraq

Capital Baghdad

Conflict prevention and transformation
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Emergency and relief
Protection and access
Conflict prevention
MULTISECTOR or CROSS-CUTTING
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Material relief assistance and services
Human rights
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution

01.07.2014 - 30.09.2015


CHF 1'425'000



Swiss experts to UN agencies in the frame of the regional crises in the Middle East

24.02.2016 - 31.12.2017

The Middle East is currently contending with two L3 crises:  Iraq and Syria. Over 20 million people need humanitarian assistance: refugees, lDPs, host communities. In line with the Swiss Cooperation Strategy 2015-

2018, SHA experts provide technical support & strategic advice to UN agencies, contributing to a strengthened, coordinated response. The deployed experts allow Switzerland to expand its operational engagement and humanitarian presence in the region, including in contexts where SDC has no office (Iraq and Syria).


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Allocation (Cash Contributions) of SDC Funding to WFP Operations in 2016

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to WFP operations allows the World Food Programme (WFP) to respond proactively and to provide immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations.


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Allocation of SDC Funding to ICRC Operations in 2016

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to ICRC operations allows the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to respond proactively and to provide immediate protection and assistance for people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.


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Integrated Protection, Education and WASH Assistance to Vulnerable Children and their Families Affected by the IDP Crisis in Iraq

15.12.2015 - 31.08.2017

The Iraq crisis is causing severe impact on the well-being of children who are increasingly exposed to conflict, displacement, and death. A growing number of school aged children affected by the conflict do not have access to basic standard education. This project, implemented by SDC’s partner Save the Children, contributes to creating safer environments for conflict-affected children to help them learn, receive psychosocial treatment and improve their health and wellbeing in the underserved region of Khanaqin.


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Swiss experts to UN agencies in the frame of the regional crises in the Middle East

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016

As a result of the ongoing violence in Syria and in Iraq, more than 12.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and 5.2 million people in Iraq by end of 2014. 3.3 million Syrian refugees (January 2015 figures) are registered and/or assisted by host governments, what leads to heavy burden on the resources of the host communities. SDC secondments to UN agencies of Swiss experts allow technical support, advice and strategic planning in the three domains of intervention of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy 2015-2018 (Basic services and emergency relief; Protection; Water), as well as in the domain of coordination. Through its experts, Switzerland can expand its operational engagement and humanitarian presence in the region, including in contexts where SDC has no office (Iraq and Syria).


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Contributions to OCHA Field Operations in 2015

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

OCHA is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure coherent response to emergencies and facilitates the work of operational humanitarian agencies in the field.  SDC aims to support OCHA in delivering its core functions in humanitarian coordination, advocacy and policy development. Therefore, SDC seeks to provide support to OCHA field offices in relevant humanitarian contexts, in line with SDC geographic and thematic priorities.

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