Contribution to international development report: 2017-2018

First ever Contribution to International Development Report takes a holistic look at a wide cross-section of Scottish Government international development activity, and presents it within the context of the UN Global Goals.

Annex D - Humanitarian Emergency Fund

Organisational Response



East Africa (South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia) Food Crisis

Mission Aviation Fellowship ( MAF): Sudan £15,666

MAF have been operating four high-performance light aircraft, flying to 62 airstrips to deliver essential aid and support to some of the most inaccessible areas that would otherwise have been excluded from receiving any essential assistance: Transportation of 70 aid agency staff and 2,000kg of cargo over 22 hours of flying time.

Mercy Corps: Somalia £15,666

Mercy Corps provided 200 households (approximately 1,275 people) with emergency shelter kits and non-food items ( NFIs). Post Distribution Monitoring noted that, as some shelter and NFI components were shared with extended family members, the number of individuals benefitting from the response is greater than anticipated.

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund ( SCIAF): Ethiopia £15,666

SCIAF provided 118 households and 443 individuals within their wider programme across four villages in Hintalo Wajirat with cash grants to cover their immediate dietary needs for a period of between one and four months.

Disasters Emergency Committee ( DEC) £188,000

The Scottish Government also made a HEF donation to the DEC's East Africa Appeal.



South Asia Floods (India, Bangladesh, Nepal)

Oxfam: Bangladesh £100,000

In the six-week response period, Oxfam supported 10,201 people with both cash grants and hygiene kits and providing a further 560 hygiene kits to 2,548 more people. The cash grants enabled households to determine for themselves their own priorities and to make their own choices, without having to resort to negative coping mechanisms such as borrowing high interest loans or selling household assets.

Save the Children: India £100,000

In the fifteen-week period of the response, Save the Children provided 1,325 families across twelve villages with hygiene kits and temporary shelter kits. Water, sanitation and health ( WASH) campaigns were conducted across fifty villages, promoting personal hygiene, household and community hygiene, and reinforcing the importance of maintaining clean water sources to a population of more than 25,000 people. In addition, the establishment of two child-friendly spaces helped almost 500 children to rebuild their confidence and to develop coping mechanisms, as well as giving parents and care-givers the ability to leave their children in safe supervised areas while they attended to other personal and household responsibilities.

Tearfund: Nepal £100,000

In the six-month response period, Tearfund supported 240 households (1,481 people) who now have increased protection and safety, having been able to re-build their homes, constructed with flood and earthquake-resistant techniques, using cash grants and materials provided by the project. They have also cleared silted land and started growing seasonal crops again after receiving farming tools, locally appropriate seeds, and training on preparing land and vegetable farming.



Myanmar and Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis

Christian Aid £60,000

Christian Aid's response supported 1,480 Rohingya families (8,880 people) in Jamtoli Camp, Palonkhali Union, in the Ukhia Upazila of Cox's Bazar District with emergency shelter kits and water, sanitation and health ( WASH) facilities. They also supported 5,495 people with immediate life-saving health care, treating a range of conditions, including violence-related injuries.

Oxfam £60,000

The project period saw Oxfam lead a massive upscale in water and sanitation service provision to the population. Oxfam's response reached more than 30,000 people living in makeshift camps, host communities and spontaneous settlements in Ukhyia and Teknaf Upazilas, Cox's Bazar District. Oxfam installed 60 water-pumps and 198 latrines serving almost 10,000 people and contributed HEF funds towards the cost of constructing a large-scale water-treatment plant to serve more than 20,000 people.



Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Christian Aid £97,920

Christian Aid are working to support 630 households (3,150 people) with non-food items ( NFIs), hygiene kits, shelter kits and training to manage their resources.

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund ( SCIAF) £97,922

SCIAF are working to support 2,220 people with food provisions and NFIs, agricultural training, psychosocial legal and health services, and conflict resolution activities.

Tearfund £97,920

Tearfund are working to construct ten water-points to provide clean water for up to 44,498 people.



Total Humanitarian Emergency Fund Awarded 2017-2018:




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