Humanitarian aid

Commission will proceed to paying EUR 50 million to UNRWA and increase emergency support to Palestinians by 68 million €  in 2024

Today, the Commission has decided to allocate an additional EUR 68 million to support the Palestinian population across the region to be implemented through international partners like the Red Cross and the Red Crescent. This comes in addition to the foreseen EUR 82 million of aid to be implemented through UNRWA in 2024, bringing the […]

The Commission announces initial humanitarian aid of €1.8 billion for 2024

With almost 300 million people estimated to need humanitarian assistance in 2024, the EU once again reinforces its commitment to support the most vulnerable globally. The Commission has therefore adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of more than €1.8 billion for this year. The European Commission's humanitarian aid in 2024 will be allocated as follows: […]

EU releases €140 million to support the Afghan people, in particular women and girls

The European Union has agreed to release €140 million of basic needs and livelihoods assistance in the fields of education, health, agriculture and women's economic empowerment in Afghanistan. The decision to release funds, previously frozen since December 2022 in response to the Taliban's decision to ban women from working in NGOs, comes after six months […]

European Union´s humanitarian aid operations in 2022

Annual Report on the European Union´s humanitarian aid operations financed in 2022

Humanitarian aid: EU releases €8 million for the Philippines, Nepal and South-East Asia

Today, the Commission has announced the release of €8 million in humanitarian assistance and disasters preparedness funding for the Philippines, Nepal and other South-East Asian countries to support people affected by recurrent natural hazards and conflict, among other causes of vulnerability. The funding will be allocated as follows: €3.5 million for the Philippines (€1.5 million […]

EU support with €11 million in humanitarian aid in Central America and Mexico

The Commission has announced today €11 million in humanitarian aid for Central America and Mexico on the occasion of the “High-level Solidarity Roundtable in support of the 2023 Northern Central America Humanitarian Response Plans”, which took place in Geneva. The funding will focus on: €3.5 million will support the addressing of the humanitarian consequences of […]

Humanitarian Aid: EU increases funding to €1.7 billion for 2023

As humanitarian needs continue to rise globally, the EU maintains its commitment to support those in need by adopting its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.7 billion for 2023. Human-induced humanitarian crises, resulting from wars with often widespread violations of international humanitarian law, conflicts or outbreaks of violence are the main source of humanitarian needs […]

Annual report on the EU’s humanitarian aid in 2021

Annual report on the European Union's humanitarian aid operations financed in 2021

EU launches overseas aid stockpile in Latin America and the Caribbean

Following his recent visit to Colombia, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič is visiting Panama on the second leg of his  stay in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the occasion, the Commissioner announced €153 million in humanitarian aid for the region as a whole for 2022. Furthermore, in line with the recently announced European […]

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. CALLS Update on the ECHO website. LEGAL BASIS Council Regulation 1257/96 of 20 June […]