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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 2021 en - fr - de
Annexes en - fr - de

ECHO/WWD/BUD/2021/01000

16/12/2020

16/12/2020

1 415 988 995

Worldwide modification en - fr - de
Annexes en - fr - de

ECHO/WWD/BUD/2021/01000

28/06/2021

28/06/2021

1 744 944 450
Humanitarian Implementation Plans (HIPs)
Thematic Policies Annex - en
C

Central and Western Africa - version 4 - en
Technical annex - version 4.1 - fr

ECHO/-AF/BUD/2021/92000 07/05/2021
28/05/2021
21/05/2021
28/05/2021
237,032,000
E

ECHO Flight - version 1 - en

ECHO/FLI/BUD/2021/91000

23/04/2021 07/05/2021 14,800,000

Emergency Toolbox - version 3 - en
Technical annex - version 3ter - en

ECHO/DRF/BUD/2021/91000

29/03/2021
01/06/2021
31/03/2021
03/06/2021
140,000,000

Enhanced Response Capacity - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version  1 - en

ECHO/ERC/BUD/2021/91000

16/06/2021

08/07/2021

9,000,000
G

Great Lakes Region - version 2 - en
Technical annex - version 2 - en

ECHO/COD/BUD/2021/91000 08/03/2021 12/03/2021 54,500,000
H

Horn Of Africa - version 3 - en
Technical annex - version 3 - en

ECHO/-HF/BUD/2021/91000    08/04/2021 16/04/2021 118,700,000
N

North Africa - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version 1 - en

ECHO/-NF/BUD/2021/91000

12/10/2020
20/11/2020

27/11/2020 20,000,000
P

Palestine - version 3 - en
Technical annex - version 3 - en

ECHO/PSE/BUD/2021/91000 27/05/2021
01/06/2021
03/06/2021 33,780,000
S

South, East, South-East Asia And The Pacific  -
version 2 - en
Technical annex - version 2bis - en

ECHO/-XA/BUD/2021/91000 13/04/2021
19/04/2021
14/04/2021
21/04/2021
59,000,000

Southern Africa and Indian Ocean  - version 2 - en
Technical annex - version 2 - en

ECHO/-SF/BUD/2021/91000

06/05/2021 18/05/2021 44,500,000

Syria Regional Crisis - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version 1 - en

ECHO/SYR/BUD/2021/91000 12/10/2020
24/11/2020
27/11/2020 195,000,000
U

Ukraine, Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood - version 3 - en
Technical annex - version 3- en

ECHO/UKR/BUD/2021/91000

03/04/2021 06/05/2021 40,900,000

Upper Nile Basin - version 3 - en
Technical annex - version 3 - en

ECHO/-AF/BUD/2021/91000

04/05/2021
08/05/2021
18/05/2021 160,500,000
Y

Yemen - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version 1 - en

ECHO/YEM/BUD/2021/91000 15/10/2020
25/11/2020
27/11/2020
27/11/2020
90,000,000
Country/Region Code Date Amount (EUR)
Emergency decisions

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

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the financing of the annual work programme for 2021 for information outreach and the promotion of the coordination between the Union and Member States on the humanitarian aid budget en - fr

Annex en - fr

C(2021) 400

29/01/2021

1,945,810

Last updated
09/07/2021