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Background information: Important documents on humanitarian assistance

28.08.2020 - Article

Basic Documents

Principles and Good Practice of Humanitarian Donorship

Concept of the Federal Foreign Office on supporting humanitarian aid projects of the Federal Government abroad (German)

The European Consensus on humanitarian aid

Strategies of the Federal Foreign Office

Strategy of the Federal Foreign Office for Humanitarian Assistance Abroad 2019-2023

Strategy of the Federal Foreign Office on humanitarian aid in the context of flight and displacement (German)

Strategy of the Federal Foreign Office on Humanitarian Mine Action within the framework of humanitarian assistance of the Federal Government

Strategy of the Federal Foreign Office on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Strategy of the Federal Foreign Office on humanitarian aid in the context of climate change (German)

Reports of the Federal Government on humanitarian aid abroad

Report of the Federal Government on humanitarian aid abroad for the period from 2014 to 2017 (German)

Report of the Federal Government on humanitarian aid abroad for the period from 2010 to 2013 (German)

Report of the Federal Government on humanitarian aid abroad for the period from 2006 to 2009 (German)

Report of the Federal Government on humanitarian aid abroad for the period from 2002 to 2005 (German)

Humanitarian mine action

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, 18 September 1997

Convention on Cluster Munitions

Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the use of certain conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects

Additional documents

Guidelines on the Use of Military and Civil Defense Assets to Support United Nations Humanitarian Activities in Complex Emergencies, March 2003

Guidelines On the Use of Foreign Military and Civil Defense Assets in Disaster Relief – “Oslo Guidelines”, November 2006

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