Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian aid is an area of EU external action that responds to needs in the event of man-made or natural disasters. The Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations funds relief operations and coordinates Member States’ policies and activities.


Update on the ECHO website.


Council Regulation 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid |  OJ L 163/01, 2.7.1996


Annual report on the European Union's humanitarian aid operations financed in 2021 | COM(2022) 647 final, 21.11.2022

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