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Financing decisions (HIPs) 2021

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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.

Picture: © European Union/ECHO/Thomas Vollherbst
Last updated 20/12/2021

Global decisions

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 16.12.2020 on the financing of humanitarian aid actions from the 2021 general budget of the European Union - ECHO/WWD/BUD/2021/01000
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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 28.6.2021 amending Implementing Decision C(2020) 8794 of 16.12.2020 on the financing of humanitarian aid actions from the 2021 general budget of the European Union - ECHO/WWD/BUD/2021/01000
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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 19.11.2021 amending Decision C(2020) 8794 on the financing of humanitarian aid actions from the 2021 general budget of the European Union
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ANNEX Union-funded humanitarian aid operational priorities for 2021 under Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96
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Worldwide 2022 - ECHO/WWD/BUD/2022/01000
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Worldwide 2022 - Annex
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Humanitarian Implementation Plans (HIPs)

Thematic policy annex

Thematic policy annex; General principles, policies and guidelines
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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran     ECHO/-AS/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 250,535,655.43
Publication date: 09/11/2021

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran - Version 6
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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran - Technical Annex - version 6
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Central and Western Africa     ECHO/-AF/BUD/2021/92000

Amount (EUR) 252,032,000.00
Publication date: 14/12/2021

Central and Western Africa - Version 5
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Central and Western Africa - Technical Annex - version 5
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EU Humanitarian Aid Flight     ECHO/FLI/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 8,800,000.00
Publication date: 20/09/2021

EU Humanitarian Aid Flight - Version 2
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Emergency toolbox     ECHO/DRF/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 145,000,000.00
Publication date: 08/12/2021

Emergency toolbox - Version 5
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Emergency toolbox - Technical Annex - version 5
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Enhanced Response Capacity (ERC)     ECHO/ERC/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 9,000,000.00
Publication date: 08/07/2021

Enhanced Response Capacity (ERC) - Version 1
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Enhanced Response Capacity (ERC) - Technical Annex - version 1
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Great Lakes     ECHO/COD/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 72,500,000.00
Publication date: 16/07/2021

Great Lakes - Version 4
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Great Lakes - Technical Annex - version 4
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Horn of Africa     ECHO/-HF/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 170,244,909.55
Publication date: 17/12/2021

Horn of Africa - Version 5
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Horn of Africa - Technical Annex - version 5
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Iraq     ECHO/IRQ/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 28,500,000.00
Publication date: 11/08/2021

Iraq - Version 2
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Iraq - Technical Annex - version 2
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Latin America and The Caribbean     ECHO/-AM/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 144,000,000.00
Publication date: 16/07/2021

Latin America and The Caribbean - Version 4
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Latin America and The Caribbean - Technical Annex - version 4
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North Africa     ECHO/-NF/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 20,000,000.00
Publication date: 27/11/2020

North Africa - Version 1
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North Africa - Technical Annex - version 1
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Palestine     ECHO/PSE/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 34,644,000.00
Publication date: 28/10/2021

Palestine - Version 4
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Palestine - Technical Annex - version 4
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Policy support     ECHO/POS/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 1,588,995.00
Publication date: 01/12/2021

Policy support - Version 2
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Policy support - Technical Annex - version 2
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South, East, South-East Asia and the Pacific     ECHO/-XA/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 79,000,000.00
Publication date: 15/11/2021

South, East, South-East Asia and the Pacific - Version 4
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South, East, South-East Asia and the Pacific - Technical Annex - version 4
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Southern Africa and Indian Ocean     ECHO/-SF/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 44,500,000.00
Publication date: 18/05/2021

Southern Africa and Indian Ocean - Version 2
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Southern Africa and Indian Ocean - Technical Annex - version 2
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Syria Regional Crisis     ECHO/SYR/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 212,500,000
Publication date: 17/12/2021

Syria Regional Crisis - Version 3
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Syria Regional Crisis - Technical Annex - version 3
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Turkey     ECHO/-TUR/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 300,000,000.00
Publication date: 21/10/2021

Turkey - Version 2
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Turkey - Technical Annex - version 2
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Ukraine, Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood     ECHO/UKR/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 46,900,000.00
Publication date: 15/07/2021

Ukraine, Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood - Version 4
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Ukraine, Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood - Technical Annex - version 4
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Upper Nile Basin     ECHO/-AF/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 173,635,588.85
Publication date: 17/12/2021

Upper Nile Basin - Version 4
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Upper Nile Basin - Technical Annex - version 4
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Yemen     ECHO/YEM/BUD/2021/91000

Amount (EUR) 134,800,000.00
Publication date: 17/12/2021

Yemen - Version 3
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Yemen - Technical Annex - version 3
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Other Decisions

C(2021) 400

Amount (EUR)  1,945,810
Publication date: 29/01/2021

Financing of the annual work programme for 2021 for information outreach and the promotion of the coordination between the Union and Member States on the humanitarian aid budget
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C(2021) 400 - Annex
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C(2021) 8733

Amount (EUR) 1,987,388
Publication date: 07/12/2021

Financing of the annual work programme for 2022 for information outreach and the promotion of the coordination between the Union and Member States on the humanitarian aid budget
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C(2021) 8733 - Annex
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