Since 1992, ECHO has been providing assistance to those hit by disaster. This help has reached those in need in over 100 countries. This website takes a look back at some of ECHO’s achievements over the past 20 years. Personal accounts provide an insight into the reality on the ground during a crisis situation, while a timeline shows how ECHO has reached those in need in every corner of the world.
Head of Humanitarian, and the Humanitarian team, TrocaireMore testimonies
President of the European CommissionMore testimonies
Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis ResponseMore testimonies
Director-General, Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)More testimonies
European Humanitarian Aid Commissioner 1994 – 1999More testimonies
United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesMore testimonies
President of the International Committee of the Red CrossMore testimonies
In 2012 ECHO is celebrating its 20th anniversary. On October 16th, a celebratory closing event took place in Brussels.More "ECHO in focus"
November 20th is the Universal Children's Day. It is a day to promote the welfare of the children of the world. Everyone was a child once. But not everyone has sweet childhood memories to cherish.More "ECHO in focus"
In 2011, the European Commission's humanitarian department (ECHO) spent about 12% of its budget on health and medical care for the world's most vulnerable populations, including psycho-social support for those traumatized by conflict or natural disasters.More "ECHO in focus"