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History

1 Mar 1992, effective from 1 Apr 1992, as European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) -- Office humanitaire de la Communauté européenne -- Departamento para la Ayuda Humanitaria de la Comunidad Europea -- Amt für Humanitäre Hilfe der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Subsequently referred to as: European Union's Humanitarian Aid Office -- Office d'aide humanitaire de la union européenne -- Oficina de Ayuda Humanitaria de la Unión Europea -- Amt fur Humanitäre Hilde der Europäischen Union. Current full title: Humanitarian Aid Directorate-General of the European Commission (ECHO) -- Direction Générale de l'aide humanitaire de la Commission européenne -- Generaldirektion für Humanitäre Hilfe von der Europäischen Kommission.

A service of European Commission (EC). The legal base setting out ECHO's role and mandate was established, June 1996, in Council of Ministers' Regulation no 1257/96; this provides a a commitment to independence and impartiality in aid delivery and to openness and transparency in aid administration. No longer an office, but one of several Directorates General of European Union (EU).

Aims

Save and preserve life, prevent and alleviate human suffering and safeguard the integrity and dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises.

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Activities

Humanitarian/emergency aid; financial and/or material support.

Structure

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Languages

Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 19 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 114 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Development
    • Aid
  • Peace
    • Humanitarian

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F2416

Last News Received

30. Oct 2017
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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