1 activity 2018 with the value of USD 368 k, summarized by
Action Against Hunger: Humanitarian Support 2018-2020 USD 368 222

Materiel relief assistance and services


At the beginning of 2018, 135 million people found themselves in a situation in which they will urgently need humanitarian assistance, and 815 million people – one in nine – still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. Each year Sida undertakes a humanitarian allocation process in which all on-going humanitarian crises are analyzed against a number of objective indicators (e.g. number of people in need), and where the partners most relevant to respond to identified needs in each specific crisis are selected. This is to ensure a real application of the humanitarian principles, and especially the principle of impartiality. The initial funding to Action Against Hunger (AAH) in 2018, which is being encompassed in this decision, is thus based on the Sida humanitarian allocation process that took place in late 2017. A three-year agreement is suggested to be signed with AAH, where additional contributions will be added to the agreement, subject to funds availability, governmental appropriations and Sida needs assessments. A three-year agreement does also allow for strategic multi-year projects, which will increase the possibility to reach durable solutions. For 2018, it is proposed that 180 MSEK is allocated to AAH for the implementation of activities in 18 countries and to support the Rapid Response Mechanism and the SMART Methodology. An additional 21 MSEK is added to the agreement, 13 MSEK and 8 MSEK for activities to be implemented in 2019 and 2020, respectively, which means that the total initial contribution to AAH amounts to 201 MSEK. For a detailed overview of the allocated support to AAH, please see Annex V (Budget summary) to the agreement. AAH is a non-profit organization, previously known as Action Contre La Faim (ACF), which is governed by the French Association Law of July 1, 1901. AAH was founded in 1979 with an explicit goal of responding to humanitarian emergencies, with a main focus on issues relating to malnutrition. The mission of AAH is to reduce and prevent hunger among the most vulnerable populations around the world. Its mandate is to save lives by eliminating hunger through preventing, detecting and treating malnutrition, and to address the underlying causes of hunger.

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

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Year Value (SEK) Value (USD)
2018 SEK 3,2 m USD 368 k
2016 SEK 12,7 m USD 1.5 m
2015 SEK -5,3 m USD -629 k
2014 SEK 59,3 m USD 8.7 m
2013 SEK 3,7 m USD 563 k
2012 SEK 21,8 m USD 3.2 m
2011 SEK 37,8 m USD 5.8 m
2010 SEK 26,0 m USD 3.6 m
2009 SEK 31,7 m USD 4.2 m
2008 SEK 41,0 m USD 6.1 m
2007 SEK 54,4 m USD 8.1 m
2006 SEK 42,7 m USD 5.8 m
2005 SEK 46,2 m USD 6.2 m
2004 SEK 23,3 m USD 3.2 m
2003 SEK 35,2 m USD 4.4 m
2002 SEK 6,4 m USD 663 k
2001 SEK 1,5 m USD 145 k
2000 SEK 3,7 m USD 406 k
1999 SEK 9,1 m USD 1.1 m
1998 SEK 16,6 m USD 2.1 m

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Human Development Index
(Ranking 189 countries, 2019)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
(Per capita in USD, 2018)
World's aid (ODA) as percentage of GNI
20.2 %
(ODA, 2018)
Swedish part of total aid (ODA)
11.3 %
(ODA, 2018)

Humanitarian aid

Both during and after emergencies humanitarian aid is given to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity. After natural disasters or other crises people in need get support like food, shelter, sanitation and medicine. This sector also includes measures to co-ordinate the delivery of the humanitarian aid and protect the civilains as well as short-term reconstruction work to restore pre-existing infrastructure in affected areas and means to prevent future disasters and be better prepared for emergencies.