Additional Allocation 2017 to OCHA Field 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 0.5 million will be allocated to support OCHA’s field operation in Somalia.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Somalia
Climate change and environment
Disaster risk reduction DRR
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
CHF 500'000
Background OCHA is the arm of the UN Secretariat that is responsible for the coordination of the UN emergency response system. The mandate of OCHA is derived from UN General Assembly Resolution 46/182.
Objectives Supporting OCHA in the field in effectively delivering its core coordination function, notably through enhanced leadership, adequate coordination mechanisms (clusters/sectors, HNOs/HRPs, CIMCoord., INSARAG, UNDAC), information management, humanitarian financing and advocacy.
Target groups OCHA Partners worldwide
Medium-term outcomes More effective and principled humanitarian action that meets the needs of affected people.
Results

Expected results:   OCHA’s leadership within the humanitarian coordination system is strengthened and recognized at field level.


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs


Coordination with other projects and actors UN Agencies, NGOs and the international humanitarian community in general. Swiss contributions to the WFP, Somalia Emergency Fund, SomRep Resilience Programme, UNHABITAT, UNDP in Somalia more specifically.
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   500'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   500'000
Project phases Phase 22 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase)

Phase 17 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 16 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 15 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 14 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 12 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 11 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 10 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 9 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 8 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 6 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 5 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 4 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 3 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 1 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)