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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Ongoing emergencies

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EU at forefront of global humanitarian response: €1.5 billion for 2022

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise due to conflict, violence, and the effects of climate change. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5 billion for 2022.


What we do

Civil Protection

Civil protection assistance consists of governmental aid delivered in preparation for or immediate aftermath of a disaster in Europe and worldwide.

Humanitarian Aid

The EU provides needs-based humanitarian assistance to the people hit by human-induced disasters and natural hazards with particular attention to the most vulnerable victims.

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Whenever there is a disaster or humanitarian emergency, the EU provides assistance for the affected countries and populations.

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