PRESS RELEASE
The European Commission awards the EU Humanitarian Partnership Certificate to DACAAR

 

The European Commission assessed that DACAAR has met all the conditions to be a “Potential Programmatic Partner” and therefore it is eligible to apply for EU Humanitarian Funding under the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework.

DACAAR is part of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funded Emergency Respond Mechanism (ERM), in Afghanistan. Thanks to this cooperation, DACAAR, can provide Emergency WASH support to those most affected by the conflict and natural disasters. It has been possible to make over 1,100 latrines, to distribute more than 900 hygiene kits, to conduct almost 10,000 hygiene session and to rehabilitate 36 wells, since January 2020 alone.

The project, funded by the EU humanitarian aid, between January and October alone, has provided help to 31,030 families, or 197,312 individuals in 28 provinces. These numbers highlight the importance of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) assistance for the Afghan people and DACAAR.

The Certificate also asserts the high standards applied by DACAAR while implementing its activities.

DACAAR is pleased to have the opportunity to be a European Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations partner for the next seven years, and it looks forward to strengthening this relationship on the field, where help is badly needed after decades of conflict and natural disasters.

The certificate can be found here

About EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid

The European Union and its Member States are the world’s leading donor of humanitarian aid. Relief assistance is an expression of European solidarity with people in need all around the world. It aims to save lives, prevent and alleviate human suffering, and safeguard the integrity and human dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises. Through its Civil Protection and Humanitarian aid Operations department (ECHO), the European Union helps millions of victims of conflict and disasters every year. With headquarters in Brussels and a global network of field offices, the EU provides assistance to the most vulnerable people on the basis of humanitarian needs.

This document covers humanitarian aid activities implemented with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein should not be taken, in any way, to reflect the official opinion of the European Union, and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.