Humanitarian Aid and Development
The European Union (EU) is the world’s leading humanitarian aid donor. This aid, in the form of financing, provision of goods or services, or technical assistance, aims to help prepare for and deal urgently with crises that seriously affect populations outside the EU.
The EU works in partnership with the UN in the fields of development and humanitarian affairs. The European Union’s humanitarian aid provides emergency assistance to victims of natural disasters, outbreaks of fighting or other comparable exceptional circumstances. The main objective of this policy is to reduce and then eradicate poverty, targeting countries in greatest need and focusing on aspects such as social protection, health, education, jobs, business development, sustainable agriculture and energy.