. helped hundreds of people around the world,

      .      In the past years the humanitarian relief
system has responded to thousands of natural disasters and complex emergencies
and they have helped hundreds of people around the world, due to this the humanitarian
needs are predicted to  rise. In the past
decade the regularity and severity of natural disasters has increased so has
the population, urbanization, and other global trends. A strategy to reduce
this increase is the economic growth of countries that are most likely to be
affected by these disasters, making it easier for them to prepare adequately and
reduce their vulnerability to the impact of sudden shocks.

     In 2005, a coordination mechanism known as
cluster approach was implemented by the United Nations, it was as an attempt to
increase coordination between humanitarian actors and improve consistency of
humanitarian response. Despite this, there were still various challenges
associated with this advance. Humanitarian
needs were persistently growing, while funding was unable to keep pace with
that growth.

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     In 1999, the Kosovo crisis had forced the
Spanish government to pay much more attention to humanitarian assistance. Regardless
of increased funding, the Spanish NGOs (Non-Government Organization) continue
to be relatively weak compared with those of other neighbouring European
countries. Many depend on government funding and private donations to specific
crises’, this makes Spain vulnerable in times of need. Spain demonstrates ability
for a humanitarian response, and an increasing presence in UN military forces.
In 1999, Spain donated to $3.15m to UNHCR, making it the sixteenth largest
donor, and also contributed $1.68m to WFP,
becoming the nineteenth largest contribution.

      Spain promotes the reinforcement of disaster
readiness activities at all levels, specifically in hazard-prone areas.  Spain acknowledges the dire need to increase
funding and cooperation for disaster risk reduction activities, including
disaster preparedness and therefore encourages the United Nations and other
relevant humanitarian and development actors to help in this matter.

    Taking part in humanitarian missions is
actually quite expensive for budgets of many countries but we cannot stay away
from the world crises if we are able to help. Lately the number of humanitarian
problems is rising and we need to find a new way of solving them. Spain
believes that we need not only to react on the humanitarian crises but try to
prevent their appearance and to control safety in the world. As such Spain looks
forward in making our humanitarian assistance and coordination system more


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