Project profile — Emergency Regional Funding - ICRC Appeals 2019


ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross (21016)
2019-07-11 - 2019-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (43.51%)
• North and Central America, regional (9.16%)
• America, regional (2.29%)
• Asia, regional (44.28%)
• Europe, regional (0.76%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (45.00%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (40.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) primary mission is to help protect the lives and dignity of people affected by conflict and other situations of violence. The ICRC provides assistance and prevents further suffering by promoting and strengthening international humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC works with local Red Cross and Red Crescent national society staff and volunteers to implement its protection and assistance programmes worldwide. With the support of GAC and other donors, the ICRC’s 2019 humanitarian operations aim to provide protection, emergency relief, and other essential services to people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence, as well as to promote respect for international humanitarian law. This funding supports the ICRC’s activities across the Africa, Asia, and Central America regions. This funding also supports the new pilot initiative launched by the ICRC and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aimed Red Cross and Red Crescent society capacity strengthening, prioritizing the most fragile situations where needs are greatest. Project activities include: (1) protecting and assisting people affected by conflict and violence, such as by providing medical care, access to potable water, and restoring livelihoods; (2) ensuring that international humanitarian law is respected in the treatment of civilians not taking part in hostilities, as well as for detainees; and (3) providing Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies with technical expertise and capacity support to promote international humanitarian law, restore links between lost family members, deliver health services, raise funds for emergency response, and integrate gender equality into operations, among other areas.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved access to protection, food assistance, health services, livelihoods support and other essential services for people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence; and (2) increased operational capacities of the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $6,550,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
11-07-2019 Commitment $6,550,000
12-07-2019 Disbursement $6,550,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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