Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) - European Commission

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

The European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) is responsible for providing emergency assistance and relief to the victims of natural disasters or armed conflict outside the European Union (EU). ECHO ensures goods and services get to crisis zones fast. Funds are budgeted annually but securing funding is dependent on an organisation being operational in the EU, having its headquarters in the EU or in a country benefiting from the aid and ensuring the proposed project reflects ECHO’s disaster relief strategy.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

More than 1,000 million

About this organisation

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: Belgium

Global issues

Disasters and humanitarian affairs ; Food security and nutrition; Shelter, housing, all (4)

Goods categories

Food & beverage; Medical & scientific; Medicine & health