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10 Common Principles for Multi-Purpose Cash-Based Assistance to Respond to Humanitarian Needs

2015 — By Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

These principles are intended to complement existing guidance on cash-based assistance and policy positions on those thematic areas which lend themselves to a multi-purpose approach. Donors and their partners are encouraged to take these principles into account in designing and implementing their responses to humanitarian crises.

The paper is the result of collaboration with Member States and with a wide group of humanitarian actors and stakeholders, with the EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) acting as Secretariat.

The Council of the European Union, meeting in Luxembourg on 22nd June 2015, adopted Council Conclusions on Common Principles for Multi-Purpose Cash-Based Assistance to Respond to Humanitarian Needs (download the conclusions).