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Directorate-generalECHO

European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

The main mission of the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations is to preserve lives, prevent and alleviate human suffering and safeguard populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises.

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Responsibilities

DG ECHO develops and carries out the Commission's policies on:

Humanitarian aid and civil protection

Mission statement

Plans and reports

Commission work programme - overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year

Strategic plan - department strategy, objectives for 2020-2024

Management plan - department forecasted outputs, activities, resources for current year

Annual activity report - department achievements, resources used during previous year

Annual priorities for humanitarian aid 2023 - General Guidelines on Operational Priorities for Humanitarian Aid in 2023

Annual report on the European Union's humanitarian aid operations financed in 2021

Annual priorities for humanitarian aid 2022- General guidelines on operational priorities for humanitarian aid in 2022

Leadership and organisation

22 FEBRUARY 2016
Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection - Organisation chart
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Contact

Name
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Phone number
+32 2 299 11 11 (Commission switchboard)
Postal address
European Commission, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium