Partnership with The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department (ECHO)Published: Jan 26, 2021 Reading time: 1 minute
The European Union helps millions of victims of conflict and natural disasters every year through its Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO). Since 2004, ECHO has been a core humanitarian donor for PIN, continuously supporting our interventions in many major crises globally.
Through a renewed Humanitarian partnership, our partnership with ECHO has been extended until 2027.
PIN has been an EU partner for 17 years. During this time, our collaboration has been of paramount importance for people in conflict-affected countries and in disaster-prone areas. Since the inception of this collaboration, PIN and the EU have partnered on 66 projects to help people with a total budget of 100 million euros. The support coming from the European Union is crucial for us as it enables us to expand our work and help people in need worldwide.
“PIN is our long-term, reliable partner, always willing to take measured risks to reach the most vulnerable people. Together we are providing food, water, hygiene, shelter, and cash assistance in complex crises like Syria. So far we distributed 100 million euros in aid to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries,” says Paraskevi MICHOU, Director General of the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.
PIN is currently partnering with ECHO in Armenia, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Nepal, Syria, and Ukraine. Past projects include programmes in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Cambodia, Turkey and Mongolia.