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Now that ECHO has reached a significant milestone – its 20th anniversary – it is time to reflect on activities and achievements.

Have you seen European humanitarian aid in action? Maybe you’ve worked with NGOs delivering aid, or perhaps you’ve seen television footage of aid reaching those struck by appalling humanitarian disasters. Whatever your views on ECHO’s work, we’d like to hear from you. If so, we would like to hear from you!

Use the space below to share your thoughts on ECHO’s work and anniversary. All comments will be reviewed before publication.

In line with EU privacy policy, your details will not be kept or forwarded.



26/05/2012

Paquet Thierry

Belgique

Réchauffement climatique, toutes sortes de catastrophes naturelles nous obligent hommes de civilisations de venir en aide à toutes personnes dans la difficulté ou la nécessité. Pourtant, il existe encore beaucoup d'égoïsme et de replis sur soi même en Eu. En tant que pompier ambulancier, tant que je viverais, je m'éfforcerais de venir en aide au passant. Bonne continuation.

27/04/2012

Mandy

China

Happy 20th anniversary, and thank you for your support to the Red Cross Societies of the East Asia region! Over many years, ECHO has aided our relief efforts in areas of disaster management, health and social services, enabling us to better deliver humanitarian aid to vulnerable populations. Best wishes towards the success of future endeavours!

20/04/2012

Jamal

India

Congratulations! Our Best Wishes for your work and support.

13/04/2012

Siana

Italy

Happy birthday and wish you all the best for the future...and the best would be if people are no longer in need of humanitarian aid!

28/03/2012

Manuel

Barcelona

Congratulations on 2O th anniversary of ECHO

22/03/2012

Donald Sinclair

Sri Lanka

Wish ECHO a very Happy Birthday and Thanking you for your kind grants that enable us as humanitarian workers and partners to do wonderful and valuable assistance to the most vulnulnerable, especially in the North of the Country. However it is a bit sad and disspapointing to see that none of the news, photos and details which ECHO did in Sri Lanka in the past few years, are given in this celebration webpage. I humbly trust these will be included accrdingly.

21/03/2012

Jim

France

ECHO has done great work over the years since its formation in 1992. However, as an organisation going forward it should: 1. Ensure a wider range of experience in its field advisers, and halve thye numberToo many come from MSF and ACF; too many are not professionally qualified; too many, full stop. 2. Adhere to the principles of good humanitarian donorshipVery useful to have ECHO's contributions to policy setting and strategy formulation in-country, but then going it alone (as it did in Libya) undermines the whole point of coordination; Donors do not need to conduct their own assessment of need, surely that's what NATF and MIRA and ACAPS are funded to do (by ECHO); too often, ECHO funds according to its own strategy, thus fatally undermining the Cluster Approach.

20/03/2012

Rosse Noda

Bolivia

20 years...FAO Bolivia is already celebrating!!! ECHO is making possible sustanaible livelihoods, reducing poverty and vulnerability; working hard on rehabilitation and exit strategies; strengthing local capacities in food security and supporting better articulation and integration of development and humanitarian projects. Thank you for all the support!!!!

20/03/2012

Martin Villarroel

Bolivia

ECHO@20 Launch event Todos y todas, nos adherimos a este importante acontecimiento que marca un hito importante en la acción humanitaria mundial, porque la ayuda del pueblo europeo a los pueblos de América latina y El Caribe –en especial a Bolivia- es bastante significativo para aliviar el sufrimiento de las personas afectadas por un desastre y para fortalecer las estrategias locales para la preparación frente a un desastre y lograr una vida digna, priorizando la acción con la niñez y personas más vulnerables.

20/03/2012

Alejandra Bonadé

Argentina

Felicidades por la celebración !!!!!!! gracias por todo el apoyo que recibimos en el Proyecto DIPECHO, vuestra colaboración hace que las comunidades sean cada vez más resilientes

20/03/2012

Juan Pablo Saavedra

Bolivia

Estimados colegas, felicidades...... gracias por el constante apoyo, por la decidida contribución al fortalecimiento de las capacidades de respuesta de nuestras Instituciones y por contribuir al posicionamiento de la temática de reducción de riesgos de desastres en la agenda política de nuestros países....

20/03/2012

Nury Bermúdez

Ecuador

Twenty years is time to celebrate! All your support in many areas of the world are making changes and improving lives specially on the poorest and vulnerable people. ¡Congratulations from UNPD - Ecuador!

16/03/2012

Omer Kabore

Burkina Faso

Oxfam Burkina présente toutes ses félicitations à ECHO pour ses 20 ans d’engagement et de dévouement au service du peuple burkinabé en général et particulièrement les communautés et les personnes affectées par les différentes crises qui ont frappé le pays. Grâce à tes appuis inestimables, tu as contribué à augmenter la résilience de ces populations affectées, à renforcer leur capacité dans la prévention et la gestion des crises. Oxfam au Burkina Faso ne peut que se réjouir d’avoir collaborer avec toi pour apporter sa contribution dans l’amélioration et la sécurisation des Moyen d’existences des personnes victimes de crises humanitaires.

16/03/2012

J DE Silva

Sri Lanka

Friend in need is a Friend indeed. It's ECHO obviously.

15/03/2012

Dennis

Colombia

Thank you for all your support in helping the most poor and vulnerable throughout the world.

15/03/2012

Florence

Senegal

Vous êtes créateur d'Espoir pour beaucoup de personnes dans ce monde, merci pour cela ! :) Happy birthday !!! Continuons ensemble!

14/03/2012

Shila

USA

Great website. Love the timeline! Guestbook comments might be more useful in reverse chronological order (most recent first). Looking forward to spreading the news about ECHO's good works.

14/03/2012

Khalid Mushtaq

Pakistan

Great work done by ECHO to tackle the flood affected people of Pakistan in 2010. I would say keep it up.

13/03/2012

Raquel

Spain

Happy birthday, ECHO! And happy birthday to all ECHO partners!

12/03/2012

Mathias

Germany

Twenty years of facing daunting challenges in the fieldThank you to all the ECHO experts and NGO/UN/Red Cross partners who risk their lives to save the lives of others. In the next twenty years there will be more and new kinds of challenges...Good luck.

09/03/2012

Jeff

Monaco

When we like, we are always 20 years! Long live ECHO!

09/03/2012

dana

Romania

Thanks for the nice and informative site.

08/03/2012

Nikolaos Kokkotas

Greece

Bon anniversaire ECHO. You have as a leader one of the most suitable and sensitive person for this positionMs Kristalina Georgieva. Bonne chance for all of you, at Headquarters and in the field. Nikolaos Kokkotas Civil Protection Expert

08/03/2012

Decio

Italy

This website shows in clear and simple way every information it contains. The contents are rich of values and I really love the "Publications" section. Pictures and videos are always the best way to comunicate.

08/03/2012

Saïd

Cameroon.

Keep up the good job Guys!!! Happy Birthday!

08/03/2012

Olivier

France

A l'heure où l'Europe est à la croisée des chemins, ECHO a su devenir et demeure le symbole vivant et actif d'une très belle réussite de la solidarité européene dans des contextes d'urgence toujours plus difficiles. Pour avoir vu ECHO travailler dans les Balkans, dans la région des Grands Lacs, en Afghanistan... bravo pour la proximité avec les bénéficiaires et la neutralité sur le terrain

07/03/2012

Georges

Greece

Thank you for this guest book, I had not seen since 1998, what memories!

07/03/2012

Jacques Kanter

Belgium

Happy birthday ECHO

07/03/2012

Roger

Germany

A very nicely done and informative website. Good luck to ECHO for the future.

07/03/2012

Catherine A.

GB

What a great site !!!

07/03/2012

michele

italy

very well done website, simple and effective! hwy not to use a Facebook 'like' button to share all this? we are in 2012, please go social...

07/03/2012

Patricia

Germany

The visual timeline is very well done! It gives a good idea of what ECHO has done in the past and helps to remember "forgotten" conflicts.

07/03/2012

Isabelle Nani

Belgium

I like the design of this page, very graphiccolors in the title site, handwritten font in the banner, "handmade paper" background images...

06/03/2012

Luca

Belgique

Ce site est merveilleux. Quelle excellente idée d'y avoir adjoint un quizz facebook!

06/03/2012

ggy

Poland

I like it :)

06/03/2012

Eamonn McEvoy

Ireland

Congrats on growing to be the biggest in the business in 20 years. Nice timeline too!

06/03/2012

Gertjan

The Netherlands

Congratulations ! Both with your 20th Anniversary and with this beautifull website. Gertjan van Koert