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Humanitarian Action

Recent years have witnessed a spectacular growth in humanitarian aid motivated both by an increase in disasters with a certain natural component, and by the so-called complex emergencies, in which a violent conflict is combined with massive violation of human rights, famine, and other variables, which make the response to these situations much more complex. “Donor fatigue” or the abuse of the humanitarian term to legitimize military interventions, among other factors, has generated some confusion about the true nature and meaning of humanitarian action. Therefore, since its creation in 2000, the IECAH has promoted debate and reflection on humanitarian issues mainly in Spain intending to contribute to its improvement, deepening knowledge on the subject and stimulating exchange and dialogue about it.

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