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ECHO: Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

The European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) is one of the world's largest humanitarian aid actors. The mandate of ECHO includes both humanitarian and disaster risk reduction.

The headquarters of the European Commission Directorate General of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) is in Brussels, and it has local offices in various countries. ECHO’s broad network is intended to guarantee fast and comprehensive assistance in disaster situations.

Humanitarian assistance and DRR are the two most important instruments used by ECHO, as an EU body, to provide fast and effective support for people affected by disasters and their consequences.

As part of humanitarian assistance, ECHO provides emergency aid to those in need. In many cases, this saves the lives of those affected by natural or man-made disasters. Populations suffering from repeated crises are also prepared to better react to the effects of future emergency situations. Visit website

ECHO Partnership Certificate 2021-2027

ECHO Partnership Certificate

Welthungerhilfe has been awarded the ECHO Partnership Certificate 2021-2027. The EU Humanitarian Partnership certificate 2021 is awarded to NGOs that, as a result of the positive assessment of their partnership application, are considered suitable to apply for EU funding for the implementation of humanitarian aid actions. The ex-ante assessment includes a review and an assessment of the systems put in place by the organization and the applicable controls, rules and procedures.

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