Humanitarian organisations help to ensure that there is swift, efficient humanitarian assistance available when sudden natural disasters strike or wars occur or in connection with long-term conflicts.
Humanitarian NGOs provide the greater part of emergency aid all over the world and are an important part of Danish humanitarian efforts. Experienced humanitarian organisations have solid expertise, detailed knowledge of specific local areas and the capacity to supply the right help to the most vulnerable population groups.
Therefore Denmark cooperates with a number of humanitarian organisations to supply emergency aid that is swift and efficient.
Danish humanitarian organisations have achieved special status as important and competent partners for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark in the implementation of Danish humanitarian assistance. This applies to both long-term development assistance and acute humanitarian interventions.
International humanitarian organisations have a key position in humanitarian assistance. This applies for instance to the UN’s humanitarian organisations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
EU humanitarian assistance is coordinated by the Commission’s humanitarian office, ECHO (the Humanitarian Aid Office of the European Commission). While ECHO does not itself implement projects, it channels the assistance through other organisations.
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