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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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Alleviating suffering of the affected population in Khamer, Yemen, through provision of integrated WASH services

01.07.2016 - 30.06.2017

Community feedback to Oxfam mobilisation teams indicated that, while households in Khamer see water as an urgent need, they prioritise income, cash and access to livelihoods opportunities above all in the current volatile conflict. In order to respond to identified needs, Oxfam identified a livelihoods and income generating approach to large scale works that will provide water to communities in a sustainable manner as well as amechanism for income generation and skills training.


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Small Actions Credit Line

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

Switzerland is active in Yemen since 2007 in an increasing difficult humanitarian context. Having closed its Cooperation Office for security reasons Switzerland is continuing its engagement with a new focus on WASH, but after the Saudi Arabia led military intervention in March 2015, more generally on emergency projects. The small actions credit line is (1) a quick responding instrument to activities that address a clear humanitarian need and (2) covers costs of services that contribute to the security and safety of the Swiss personel on mission.


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Allocation (Cash) of SDC Funding to UNICEF emergency Operations in 2016

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of addressing underfunded crisis in a more predictable manner. SDC funding to UNICEF emergency programmes in 8 underfunded emergency situations allows UNICEF to better plan its assistance programmes and proactively respond to situations as needed. Moreover contributions will not be thematically earmarked except in Chad (WASH) and in Syria (SHARP).


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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.


Institutionalisation of the Field School approach

01.12.2015 - 31.12.2017

SDC and FAO have been instrumental in promoting the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach in Eastern Africa and SDC is recognized as the key donor in harmonization and policy mainstreaming of the approach that serves more than 10’000 groups in the region. Its sustainability will now be further enhanced by setting up a regional FS knowledge hub that provides support to further integrate it in public and private extension service providers.


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OCHA - Support to Yemen's Humanitarian Pooled Fund

01.11.2015 - 31.10.2016

The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) replaced the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in February 2015. The YHPF aims to promote a strategic and coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan (standard allocation) or due to acute emergency needs (reserve allocation). It provides funding for projects of national and international NGOs, UN agencies as well as IOM and Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations.


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Strengthening of International NGO Coordination

01.09.2015 - 31.08.2016

Yemen is facing a dramatic humanitarian crisis. Switzerland’s support of the International Non-Governmental Organization Forum (INGO F) aims at improving the capacities of INGOs to deliver humanitarian assistance. After the closure of the Swiss Cooperation Office but still maintaining a substantial programme the Forum is an important partner and entry point to the humanitarian system in Yemen. Supporting the Forum since 2011 Switzerland is interested in a longer-term partnership and the Forums’ sustainability through increased commitments of its members.


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Secondment Fund Horn of Africa

01.04.2015 - 31.03.2017

Protracted conflicts in the Horn of Africa, chronic food insecurity and limited access to basic services lead to millions of vulnerable people and forced displacement. The UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UN-OCHA, and ICRC, are key humanitarian partners of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid. The deployment of Swiss experts (secondees) to Swiss (multilateral) partner organisations is a key tool to strengthen the capacity of these agencies to more effectively deliver services to the vulnerable men, women, and children and to enhance their protection.


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Allocation (Cereals) of SDC Funding to WFP Operations in 2015

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

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 (Cash) of SDC Funding to WFP Operations in 2015

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

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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