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ECHO (Dec 2018) Social Protection: Delivering on Humanitarian Emergencies and Crises.

From a humanitarian perspective, contributing to inclusive Social protection systems, can (i) increase resilience of poorest households thereby lessening the impacts of shocks and the need for humanitarian assistance, (ii) allow for their scaling-up to respond to shocks and crises more quickly, (iii) benefit to excluded/displaced population, (iv) ensure that chronic needs are increasingly taken care of in a sustainable way by development actors, thus optimising the limited financial humanitarian resources at hand. 

This report presents a non-exhaustive sample of the humanitarian activities implemented by the EU (Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, DGECHO) in support of social protection in emergencies. It describes how these actions have helped to deliver on different needs by contributing to support on basic needs and on food security and nutrition, providing primary health care and ensuring education in emergencies, while supporting the new EU approach on self-reliance (Part 1).

Furthermore, the report underlines how the EU-funded humanitarian projects have helped deliver aid in different contexts, in situations of extreme fragility and protracted crises, mitigating forced displacement, facing natural disasters or preparing for shocks (Part 2). Finally, the report highlights how these actions have helped bridging the humanitarian development divide, improving results on the ground, or delivering on the Grand Bargain commitments (Part 3). 




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