The Crisis and Support Centre – French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

The Crisis Centre of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) responds to crisis situations abroad, whether it affects French citizens or in the context of humanitarian crises.

It is also competent before crises (anticipation, preparedness, monitoring, warning) and after crises (stabilization).

Its creation in 2008 responds to a global context made more unstable by the multiplication of crises, where more and more French citizens live and travel abroad, the State's ability to respond to crisis situations is a key element of France's foreign policy.

The Crisis Centre (CDC) is the main tool of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs' emergency humanitarian aid. In charge of crisis management abroad, it is responsible for monitoring and analysing humanitarian issues in major geographical areas (Africa, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Europe and the Americas), coordinating the State's response to emergency humanitarian aid operations, ensuring relations with other humanitarian actors and carrying out missions in the field. To support its work, it has humanitarian correspondents stationed in embassies.

Through its Humanitarian Emergency Fund, the CDC provides emergency assistance in cash or in kind. In this context, it supports the NGOs whose projects it finances and with whom it maintains a regular dialogue.

Current projects

Provision of winterization assistance to conflict-affected populations in Ukraine and Romania

Provide rapid, flexible assistance to address the emergency needs of conflict-affected populations in Ukraine and neighbouring countries

Improve access to basic WASH services for the most vulnerable populations affected by the conflict, including returnees, to build resilience and self-reliance at the community level

Organizing a community-based, solidarity-based and sustainable agriculture approach to fight poverty in the commune of Zangandou Mada Bazouma, Mbomou Prefecture – Phase II

Improving the living conditions of people affected by displacement in North Central Burkina Faso

Project to improve access to water, hygiene and sanitation for host populations in the Mbomou prefecture

Emergency Food Aid in Northern Provinces of Afghanistan