ECHO Factsheet East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific – August 2012
Facts & Figures 2012
Humanitarian Assistance - €36 million
Disaster Preparedness - €16.8 million
Through ECHO funding, nearly 150 million people are helped each year in over 100 countries outside the EU. ECHO's funds are implemented by over 200 partner organisations (International non-governmental organisations, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, and UN agencies).
• Together with implementing partners, ECHO carries out rapid assessment of needs of those affected by natural and man-made disasters
• Responding effectively and efficiently to the humanitarian needs of those most affected by emergencies.
• Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction measures in humanitarian assistance whenever feasible, and supporting specific DRR projects to strengthen the resilience of communities affected by natural disasters.