Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission (ECHO)

In Nepal, ECHO supports to:
1) 105.000 Bhutanese refugees still living in camps in the Eastern part of Nepal
2) The victims of the twelve years old conflict
3) Disaster preparedness, through DIPECHO
By the end of 2006 ECHO has provided more than €26 million for Bhutanese refugees and victims of the conflict. Due to the high level of natural disasters (recurrent and expected major earthquake), €2.5 million has been allocated to 9 projects.

Sectoral focus : food aid; health; water and sanitation; protection and community preparedness (earthquake)

Mid-Western and Far-Western Development Regions

Type of assistance and programming:

The humanitarian programmes funded by the Commission are implemented through partner organisations, such as United Nations relief agencies, members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement and around 200 non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Having a diverse range of partners with very different specialisations is important for the Commission, enabling it to meet the growing needs of people facing increasingly complex crises in different parts of the world.