Humanitarian Call for Action


Humanitarian assistance is urgently required in many conflicts around the world. Often, though, it fails to get through to those in need, or the humanitarian personnel become targets. The Humanitarian Call for Action (CfA) compiles concrete measures and best practices to strengthen and better implement international humanitarian law and the humanitarian principles worldwide. The CfA shows states concrete ways in which they can help humanitarian organisations to provide needs-based assistance.

The Humanitarian Call for Action has already been endorsed by: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Mali, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, North Macedonia, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal,  Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uruguay and the EU (latest Update: October 2021).

Joint Position (PDF)