Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

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Field network

European Commission expert working on a rapid needs assessment on the island nation Vanuatu following a devastating cyclone, March 2015. Photo credit: EU/ECHO

One strength and comparative advantage of ECHO is its worldwide network of field offices allowing an up-to-date analysis of existing and forecasted needs in a given country or region, contributing to the development of intervention strategies and policy development, providing technical support to ECHO funded operations, ensuring adequate monitoring of these interventions and facilitating donor's coordination at field level.

The allocation of budget to the field offices as well as the opening of new offices in a region or inside a country depends on the assessed needs and the humanitarian situation. Accordingly, the size and type of offices and the number of humanitarian experts mandated in the field varies from one location to another.




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