European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Policy guidelines

The European Commission has supported the government’s policy of free health care for children and pregnant women to reduce the high rates of illness and preventable deaths, Côte d’Ivoire. © European Union/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie

The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) develops guidelines on how to implement the EU humanitarian and civil protection policies. Such guidelines help field partners, implementing EU-funded programmes, better understand how policies should be applied.

Food assistance

  • Food Assistance: From Food Aid to Food Assistance English version of the document Version française du document español

Nutrition

  • Addressing undernutrition in emergencies: a roadmap for response English version of the document
  • Nutrition: Addressing Undernutrition in Emergencies English version of the document Version française du document español
  • Guidance Document: Infant and young children feeding in emergencies English version of the document Version française du document 

Water Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): Meeting the challenge of rapidly increasing humanitarian needs in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene English version of the document
  • Commission Staff Working Document on Humanitarian Wash Policy: Meeting the challenge of rapidly increasing humanitarian needs in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) English version of the document

Health

  • Consolidated Humanitarian Health Guidelines English version of the document
  • General Documents and Guidelines on Health in Crisis Affected Populations English version of the document
  • Endemic and Epidemic Diseases in Crisis Affected Populations English version of the document
  • HIV/AIDS in Crisis Affected Populations English version of the document
  • Mental Health in Emergencies English version of the document
  • Reproductive Health in Emergencies including Sexual and Gender-Based Violence English version of the document
  • Other documents English version of the document

Cash and Vouchers

  • Cash and Vouchers: increasing efficiency and effectiveness across all sectorsEnglish version of the document Version française du document español

Protection

  • Protection guidelines English version of the document

Gender-sensitive aid

  • Gender in Humanitarian Aid: Differents Needs, Adapted Assistance English version of the document Version française du document español
  • Gender-Age Marker toolkit English version of the document Version française du document español

Disaster risk reduction (DRR)

  • Disaster Risk Reduction: increasing resilience by reducing disaster risk in humanitarian action English version of the document Version française du document español

Helping Children in Need

  • A Special Place for Children in EU External Action English version of the document Version française du document
  • The EU Action Plan on Children's Rights in External Action English version of the document
  • Children in Emergency & Crisis Situations English version of the document Version française du document
Last updated
07/06/2016