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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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The Commission announces initial humanitarian aid of €1.8 billion for 2024

With almost 300 million people estimated to need humanitarian assistance in 2024, the EU once again reinforces its commitment to support the most vulnerable globally. The Commission has therefore adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of more than €1.8 billion for this year.

Ongoing emergencies


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Consular support

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism can be activated to request assistance for consular support during evacuation operations.
Food assistance

Food assistance

Through its humanitarian food assistance, the EU aims to ensure access to safe and nutritious food for the most hungry and vulnerable people in crises.
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Channelling aid donations to Ukrainians

The European Commission has set up an operational system to channel in-kind donations from third countries and the private sector to Ukraine, Moldova, and neighbouring EU countries.



Humanitarian protection addresses violence, coercion, deliberate deprivation and abuse for persons, groups, and communities in humanitarian crises

Calls for proposals

  • Call status: Open

European Civil Protection Pool (ECPP) adaptation grants 2024

The objective of the action is to upgrade or repair response capacities to a state of readiness and availability that makes them deployable as part of the European Civil Protection Pool (ECPP), under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).


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