Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) Department Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The Resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict is a fundamental interest of the EU. The EU’s objective is a two-state solution with an independent, democratic, viable and contiguous Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace and security with Israel and its other neighbours.”

“The EU and the Middle East Peace Process,” www.eeas.europa.eu (accessed May 14, 2015)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“Headquartered in Brussels with a global network of field offices, ECHO ensures rapid and effective delivery of EU relief assistance through its two main instruments: humanitarian aid and civil protection. By bringing together the two under one roof in 2010, the Commission has built up a more robust and effective European mechanism for disaster response both inside and outside the EU.”

“About the EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO),” ec.europa.eu (accessed May 14, 2015)

Mission:

“The European Commission’s Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) aims to save and preserve life, prevent and alleviate human suffering and safeguard the integrity and dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises. EU assistance, amounting to one of the world’s largest, is enshrined in the Treaty of Lisbon and supported by EU citizens an as expression of European solidarity with any person or people in need.”

“About the EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO),” ec.europa.eu (accessed May 14, 2015)

Other:
Department of European Commission (Executive Body of the EU)
Quoted in:
  1. How Much International Aid Do the Palestinian Territories Receive?