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07 Jun 2016 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

15 May 2015 description
  • There is an urgent need to help people and communities to avoid, withstand and recover from increasing shocks and stresses. The EU is placing resilience as a central objective of development and humanitarian assistance. To reduce humanitarian needs we must put people first, and allow them, especially children, to fulfil their full potential.

  • The EU has introduced a "resilience marker" – all humanitarian projects include options to reduce future risks, to strengthen coping capacities to avoid or reduce future humanitarian needs

19 May 2014 description

Key messages

 The increasing frequency and intensity of disasters and humanitarian crises and the resulting suffering and losses represent a major threat to long-term development, growth and poverty reduction, in particular in the poorest and developing countries. There is an urgent need to help people and communities to withstand and recover from these increasing shocks and stresses. In other words, help them strengthen their resilience.