Since 1992, the EU's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has been providing assistance to those in need inside and outside Europe. Each year the EU is supporting millions of lives with vital, often life-saving humanitarian aid to people affected by natural and man-made disasters and conducting critical disaster response and prevention operations. ECHO's work is the expression of the European solidarity with people in need all around the world.
The EU is committed to promoting peace and with this in mind the Nobel Peace Prize fund along with further funds from the EU was invested in helping children in conflict situations continue receiving an education. Our goal is to turn children in conflict into children of peace through education.