The Crisis and Support Centre


The Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs is active 24/7. When a crisis occurs abroad, it protects French nationals and coordinates France’s emergency humanitarian assistance to help local populations.

The Crisis and Support Centre: 15 years of commitment

Since it was created in 2008, the Crisis and Support Centre (CDCS) has adapted to cope with a wide range of crises: security, climate, humanitarian, political, health, etc.

France’s emergency humanitarian and stabilisation action

Annual activity reports

Each year, the CDCS produces an activity report. In 2022, the work of the CDCS was particularly dense and dynamic: the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, natural and climate emergencies and consular situations involving our nationals abroad.