Humanitarian aid and civil protection
Helping victims of disasters and conflicts, and protecting those at risk
The images of conflicts and disasters which fill our television screens and newspapers are the backdrop to our world’s increasingly complex and vulnerable environment. As the scale of natural disasters and conflicts increases, humanitarian needs grow. The EU responds by providing emergency assistance to victims of disasters and conflicts based on their needs around the world. It does this through the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). ECHO’s mission is to alleviate suffering, maintain the dignity of those affected and save lives. This is one of the... most tangible expressions of the EU’s core value of solidarity. This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Communication (European Commission) Themes: Activities of the institutions and bodies, Humanitarian aid
- Subject: aid policy, aid to disaster victims, dissemination of EU information, emergency aid, EU aid, humanitarian aid, public awareness campaign
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