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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 2020 en - fr
Annexes en - fr

ECHO/WWD/
BUD/2020/01000

13/01/2020

13/01/2020

896 154 500

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

ECHO/WWD/
BUD/2020/01000

03/06/2020

03/06/2020

1 153 690 500

Worldwide modification 2 en - fr - de
Annexes en - fr - de

ECHO/WWD/
BUD/2020/01000

11/08/2020

11/08/2020

1 823 962 500

Humanitarian Implementation Plans (HIPs)
Thematic Policies Annex - en
A

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran
version 5 - en
Technical annex - version 5 - en

ECHO/-AS/BUD/2020/91000 30/09/2020
12/10/2020
22/10/2020
22/10/2020
130,025,616
C

Central Africa - version 5 - en
Technical annex - version 5 - en

ECHO/-AF/BUD/2020/92000

03/07/2020

09/07/2020

117,200,000
E

ECHO Flight - version 2 - en
Technical annex - version 2 - en

ECHO/FLI/BUD/2020/91000

21/04/2020

12/05/2020

21,050,000

Emergency Toolbox - version 7 - en
Technical annex - version 8 - en

ECHO/DRF/BUD/2020/91000

18/11/2020

25/11/2020 71,750,000

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

ECHO/ERC/BUD/2020/91000

03/07/2020

28/07/2020

5,000,000

G

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

ECHO/COD/BUD/2020/91000 11/05/2020 28/05/2020 46,500,000
H

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

ECHO/-HF/BUD/2020/91000   

10/12/2020
15/12/2020

21/12/2020

127,227,097
I

Iraq - version 2 - en
Technical annex - version 2bis - en

ECHO/IRQ/BUD/2020/91000

24/04/2020
25/05/2020

20/05/2020
25/05/2020

35,000,000
L

Latin America, Caribbean - version 5 - en
Technical annex - version 5 - en

ECHO/-AM/BUD/2020/91000

19/11/2020
25/11/2020

03/12/2020
03/12/2020

99,900,000
N

North Africa - version 2 - en
Technical annex - version 2bis - en

ECHO/-NF/BUD/2020/91000

24/07/2020
07/08/2020

31/07/2020
11/08/2020

23,000,000
P

Palestine - version 4 - en
Technical annex - version 4 - en

ECHO/PSE/BUD/2020/91000

12/10/2020

30/10/2020

23,297,000
S

South, East, South-East Asia And The Pacific  -
version 4 - en
Technical annex - version 4 - en

ECHO/-XA/BUD/2020/91000 12/10/2020 23/10/2020 66,510,000

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

ECHO/-SF/BUD/2020/91000

30/06/2020

08/07/2020

18,000,000

Syria Regional Crisis - version 4 - en
Technical annex - version 4 - en

ECHO/SYR/BUD/2020/91000

11/12/2020

16/12/2020

293,000,000
T

Turkey - version 2 - en
Technical annex - version 2 - en

ECHO/TUR/BUD/2020/91000

07/07/2020 07/07/2020 531,700,000
U

Ukraine and Eastern Neighbourhood - version 4 - en
Technical annex - version 4 - en

ECHO/UKR/BUD/2020/91000

16/11/2020
19/11/2020

26/11/2020
26/11/2020

30,500,000

Upper Nile Basin - version 7 - en
Technical annex - version 7 - en

ECHO/-AF/BUD/2020/91000

10/12/2020 21/12/2020 158,000,000
W

West Africa - version 7 - fr
Technical annex - version 7 - en

ECHO/-WF/BUD/2020/91000 13/11/2020
10/11/2020
18/11/2020
18/11/2020
89,796,623
Y

Yemen - version 4 - en
Technical annex - version 4 - en

ECHO/YEM/BUD/2020/91000 15/12/2020 21/12/2020 119,000,000
Country/Region Code Date Amount (EUR)
Emergency decisions

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

Haiti - en
Technical annex  - en

ECHO/HTI/EDF/2020/03634

16/06/2020

10,000,000

Malawi - en
Technical annex  - en

ECHO/MWI/EDF/2020/01000

25/06/2020

3,700,000

Mali - en
Technical annex  - en

ECHO/MLI/EDF/2020/01000

17/06/2020

3,200,000

Southern Africa - en
Technical annex  - en

ECHO/-SF/EDF/2020/01000

25/06/2020

30,000,000

Zimbabwe - en
Technical annex  - en

ECHO/ZWE/EDF/2020/01000

28/05/2020

13,000,000

Last updated
23/12/2020