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Financing decisions are legal acts adopted by the European Commission in order to authorise its Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) to spend from the EU budget and grant funding for humanitarian actions. They identify, among others, the region of implementation, the humanitarian crisis, the objectives, the available funds and potential partners for EU humanitarian assistance. Decisions are taken on the basis of needs assessments.

Since 2012, the European Commission adopts yearly a 'Worldwide Decision' which covers all humanitarian aid actions which the European Commission anticipates to fund during a given period, as explained in ECHO's Annual Strategy. In the context of this Decision, ECHO prepares and publishes 'Humanitarian Implementation Plans (HIPs)' which provide more detailed information on the operational priorities identified.

Besides the HIPs, the European Commission can also allocate funds following emergency or ad-hoc decisions. Read more about the funding.

To apply for EU humanitarian funding, organisations need to sign a partnership agreement with the European Commission. Read more on becoming a partner.

Consultations with partners are organised during the year to invite partners to contribute to the financing decisions. See consultations with partners on financing decisions.

The table below presents the current financing decisions and HIPs:

Country/Region Code Date
last update
Date
publication
Amount (EUR)
Global decisions

Worldwide en - fr
Annexes en - fr

ECHO/WWD/
BUD/2019/01000

11/01/2019

11/01/2019

1 490 471 335

Humanitarian Implementation Plans (HIPs)
E

Emergency Toolbox - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version 1 - en

ECHO/DRF/BUD/2019/91000

20/09/2018
07/09/2018

26/11/2018
26/11/2018

15,000,000
I

Iraq - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version 1 - en

ECHO/IRQ/BUD/2019/91000

16/11/2018
05/11/2018

27/11/2018
27/11/2018

30,000,000
T

Turkey - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version 1 - en

ECHO/TUR/BUD/2019/91000

11/10/2018
05/12/2018

19/12/2018
10/12/2018

640,000,000

Country/Region Code Date Amount (EUR)
Emergency decisions

Country/Region Code Date Amount (EUR)
Ad hoc decisions

Last updated
21/03/2019