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The FAQ 206 on COVID 19 related measures has been just bublished. Have a look by clicking here


A new page on Diverions of Aid has been created. Have a look by clicking here.


The DG ECHO has published the new Cash Transfers policy document. You can find it at this page. Have a look!


The commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of humanitarian aid now guides DG ECHO’s own actions and cooperation with partners.

Environmental impacts should be addressed at both the organisational and project-level. DG ECHO will apply a ‘mainstreaming’ approach, meaning that environmental impacts should be mitigated across projects, programmes and eventually, the organisations themselves to the extent possible.


In this regard, a document on the Minimum Environmental Requirements and Recommendations has just been published. Have a look here


FAQs on the SEAH - Yearly Reporting on allegations 2021 have been published under the FAQs page, under the related tag. Have a look by clicking here.


European Humanitarian Forum takes place next week - 21-23 March 2022


From Monday to Wednesday next week, the European Humanitarian Forum will gather policy makers, humanitarian partners and other actors, who will address the unprecedented level of needs and constraints faced by humanitarian operators and beneficiaries.

A rich programme for the three days includes sessions on International Humanitarian Law; climate change, disasters and displacement; the resource base for aid; education in emergencies, humanitarian logistics; Gender-Based Violence; and much more. A long list of relevant and pressing challenges of our time will be discussed between the sessions in 'Humanitarian talks'.


Just before the Forum, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič highlighted the EU's global responsibility as a humanitarian actor: "We stand firm by our principles to help with all available means when humanitarian action is needed. By organising this Forum, our aim is to bring together humanitarian actors to identify solutions and actions that can contribute to delivering better in support of the most vulnerable in line with the renewed European humanitarian strategy."


Watch the Forum live:


On March 23, the European Commission will organise a session between Commissioner Janez Lenarčič and DG ECHO partners, in the context of the European Humanitarian Forum.


Complementing the webinar between DG ECHO and partner organisations ‘Partnership 2021’, held in November 2021, this session will provide a platform for an interactive discussion on main policy developments and strategic issues.


Using as a starting point the "Communication on EU Humanitarian Action: New Challenges, Same Principles", of 10 March 2021, and the deliverables from the individual policy sessions taking place during the Forum, the session will be a unique opportunity to reflect on the EU’s humanitarian aid policy priorities for the coming years, as well as on the ongoing DG ECHO partnerships with NGOs, international organisations, including the UN, and Member States' specialised agencies.


The participation in the session, taking place from 12.00 to 13.30 at the Breydel Auditorium, will be limited to DG ECHO partners. More information on how to register will be shared in the email invitation ahead of the event.



The Reslience Markers Guidelines were published on the Reference document pages. Have a look!


The Communication and Visibility Manual,  and the Communication Plans for Above-Standard Visibility, Large scale Programs and Programmatic Partnership are now available in the French and Spanish versions on the Visibility’s Reference document page.


Fraud Allegation Reporting Forms for DG ECHO Partners and individuals have been published on the Reference Documents pages under the Template section.


The European Commission and the French presidency of the Council of the EU inform you that, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the European Humanitarian Forum, planned from 24 to 26 January 2022, is postponed to a later date.

More information and a new date for the Forum in 2022 will be provided soon.