Project ID: 24426

Chinese Government provides humanitarian assistance worth RMB 20 million (Linked to Project ID#2429)

Commitment amount

$ 3304198.762

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Libya

Sector

Emergency response (Code: 720)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Implementation (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2011

2011-10-15

Planned completion

Description

In October 2011, the Chinese Government provided a donation of three packages (batches) of in-kind humanitarian support to the Tripoli branch of the Libyan Red Crescent Society to help deal with the crisis caused by the 2011 revolution. The total monetary value of the batches was RMB 20 million (~$3.2 million USD) (see 'Chinese humanitarian aid arrives in Libya'). The Red Cross Society of China provided the materials. On October 11, 2011, the first batch of humanitarian relief materials — including 43 tons of rice, edible oil, and medicine — arrived at Mitiga International Airport (outside the city of Tripoli) (see 'Chinese humanitarian aid arrives in Libya'). The second batch — including 40 tons of rice, edible oil, and medicine — arrived on board a Belorussian carrier on October 14, 2011. The third batch was scheduled to arrive on October 15, 2011. The implementation status of the third batch (package) is unclear. The Libyan Red Crescent Society, as the recipient of the aid, planned to distribute it to the fighters of the country's ruling National Transitional Council who had been wounded in combat, as well as those actively fighting in Sirte and Bani Walid (see 'New batch of Chinese aid arrives in Libyan capital').The Red Cross Society of China had previously provided aid worth to RMB 50 million to Libya in August 2011 (as captured by linked project ID#2429) (see 'Chinese humanitarian aid arrives in Libya).

Additional details

The Red Cross Society of China was the supplier of the goods, according to 'New batch of Chinese aid arrives in Libya'; the Chinese government is identified as the provider in 'Chinese humanitarian aid arrives in Libya.' Because the temporary Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Libya is quoted in both articles, this suggests governmental involvement, so AidData has elected to make 'Unspecified Chinese Government Institution' the financier, while making the Red Cross Society of China as an implementer (as it appears it did play a role in the donation).

Number of official sources

3

Number of unofficial sources

1

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Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Libyan Red Crescent Society [NGO/CSO/Foundation]; National Transitional Council [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

Red Cross Society of China [NGO/CSO/Foundation]