The European Commission has been providing humanitarian aid since 1992 in over 110 countries, reaching millions of people across the globe each year.The humanitarian assistance funded by the EU is delivered in partnership with UN agencies, international organisations and NGOs. EU humanitarian aid covers intervention areas such as: food and nutrition, shelter, healthcare, water and sanitation and education in emergencies. A large network of Commission's humanitarian experts in over 40 countries worldwide enables close monitoring of crisis situations and relief operations. The funding for humanitarian aid operations is intended for countries outside of the EU.
The European Commission can also fund emergency support operations to respond to disasters of exceptional scale within the European Union.Capacity building strengthens the ability of the humanitarian sector to provide aid effectively. Cash transfersThe cash transfers are assistance in the form of money - either physical currency or e-cash.
Climate change and Environment
Humanitarian aid donors’ declaration on climate and environment.
Digitalisation and digital technologies are a key enabler in delivering effective and timely humanitarian aid; they allow aid organisations to improve collaboration.
Disability Inclusion and people with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which may hinder their full and effective participation in society. Disaster preparedness consists of a set of measures undertaken by governments, organisations, communities or individuals to better respond.The EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight operations are intended to help reinforce humanitarian or emergency responses in countries facing fragile contexts.Children living in humanitarian crises have the right to quality education and training. With its policy on education in emergencies and protracted crises, the EU aims at minimising the impact of crises on children’s learning.
European Humanitarian Response Capacity (EHRC)The European Humanitarian Response Capacity (EHRC) is a set of operational tools designed to fill gaps in the humanitarian response to sudden-onset natural hazards and human-induced disasters.Food assistance is provided in anticipation of, during, and in the aftermath of a humanitarian crisis. Its objective is to save lives and livelihoods.
Forced displacement: refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people (IDPs)Every year, millions of people are forced to leave their homes due to conflict, violence, human rights violations, persecution, and natural hazards.
Gender- and age-sensitive aid.Natural hazards and human-induced crises are not gender neutral: they have a different impact on women, girls, boys, and men. They are also not age neutral.The world's major humanitarian donors and aid organisations adhered to the Grand Bargain during the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016.Health is a core sector of humanitarian assistance, but also a reliable measurement of its impact. The European Commission aims to provide high.
Humanitarian Action in Urban Crises.Disasters can have dramatic consequences for cities and urban populations. As the world is urbanising rapidly, natural hazards and displacement crises increase in high-density urban settings.Humanitarian air services provide a lifeline for millions of people caught in humanitarian crises. In such situations, ensuring fast and safe access.
International Humanitarian Law.International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict. It lays out the responsibilities of states.Through its humanitarian aid, the European Union seeks to address the needs of the most vulnerable people caught up in humanitarian crises and disasters.Undernutrition is a medical condition that mostly affects children under 5 years old.Ensuring protection of populations is a core objective of humanitarian action. Protection is a broad concept, approached in many different ways.
Resilience and Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus.The recurrent, protracted and complex nature of many crises re-enforces the importance of developing longer-term interventions.Shelter is a basic human need crucial for survival in cases of natural hazards or conflict.With more than 65 million people forcibly displaced, and 130 million relying on humanitarian aid, there is an urgent need for improved coherence between humanitarian and development actions.
Water, sanitation and hygiene.Water, sanitation and hygiene (also known as WASH) are closely connected sectors and essential for good public health. In emergencies and crises.