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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Policy guidelines

Policy guidelines

These guidelines on EU civil protection and humanitarian aid policies help field partners, who implement EU-funded programmes, understand how policies should be applied.

Cash transfers

EU Cash Compendium 2019: Doing More Cash, Better
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(10.47 MB - PDF)
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Thematic Policy Document No 3 on Cash Transfers, including an Annex 1 on Large-scale Cash Guidance Note (March 2022)
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(728.85 KB - PDF)
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Disability Inclusion

The Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in EU-funded Humanitarian Aid Operations
English
(4.12 MB - PDF)
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Disability Inclusion version in Ukrainian

Disability Inclusion version in Russian

Disaster Preparedness

Guidance Note - Disaster Preparedness
English
(8.11 MB - PDF)
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Education in Emergencies

Communication education in emergencies and protracted crises
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(377.91 KB - PDF)
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Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises - Council Conclusions (26 November 2018)
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(300.64 KB - PDF)
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Education in Emergencies in EU-funded Humanitarian Aid Operations
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(1.28 MB - PDF)
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Food assistance

Food Assistance: From Food Aid to Food Assistance
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(1 MB - PDF)
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Forced displacement: refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons (IDPs)

Commission staff working document - Addressing displacement and migration related to disasters, climate change and environmental degradation
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(932.09 KB - PDF)
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Gender- and age-sensitive aid

Gender: Different Needs, Adapted Assistance
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(1.49 MB - PDF)
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Gender-Age Marker toolkit
English
(885.96 KB - PDF)
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Health

Consolidated Humanitarian Health Guidelines
English
(694.65 KB - PDF)
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General Documents and Guidelines on Health in Crisis Affected Populations
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(379.67 KB - PDF)
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Endemic and Epidemic Diseases in Crisis Affected Populations
English
(391.21 KB - PDF)
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HIV/AIDS in Crisis Affected Populations
English
(371.52 KB - PDF)
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Mental Health in Emergencies
English
(357.99 KB - PDF)
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Reproductive Health in Emergencies including Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
English
(370.08 KB - PDF)
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Health: Other documents
English
(298.91 KB - PDF)
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Logistics

Humanitarian Logistics Policy - Thematic Policy Document
English
(4.7 MB - PDF)
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Nutrition

Addressing undernutrition in emergencies: a roadmap for response
English
(2.57 MB - PDF)
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Nutrition: Addressing Undernutrition in Emergencies
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(13.89 MB - PDF)
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Infant and Young Children Feeding in Emergencies: Guidance for programming
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(2.48 MB - PDF)
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Protection

Improving protection outcomes to reduce risks for people in humanitarian crises
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(7.96 MB - PDF)
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Protection Mainstreaming Indicator - technical guidance
English
(543.49 KB - PDF)
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Protection Mainstreaming Indicator - toolkit
English
(74.86 KB - XLSX)
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Shelter and Settlements

Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Guidelines
English
(2.05 MB - PDF)
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Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Meeting the challenge of rapidly increasing humanitarian needs in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
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(505.71 KB - PDF)
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Commission Staff Working Document: Meeting the challenge of rapidly increasing humanitarian needs in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
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(1008.96 KB - PDF)
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            Picture: The European Commission has supported the government’s policy of free health care for children and pregnant women to reduce the high rates of illness and preventable deaths, Côte d’Ivoire. © European Union/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie