Natalia Dobrovolskaya. International system of humanitarian response cannot cope with the challenges, said the head of the international Department of the red cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer on the hearing in the European Parliament.
"You have the opportunity to observe that ever since the Second world war, there were not so many immigrants as it is today, and so many internally displaced persons as it is today," said Maurer.
"As a humanitarian organization, we not only try to cope with short-term needs, but more and more we become involved in long-term systemic conflicts," He said. The head of the ICRC cited the example of the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq, in which collapse of the health system and education.
"Unfortunately, the system of the response of the international brotherhood inadequate to cope with these crises. There is a growing gap between the needs and the possibilities to answer them, " said Maurer.
according to his statement, the ICRC feels that one is assisting in many conflict zones, " because no other party dares to go to some of the most severe places where we work: rural Afghanistan, South Somalia, Lugansk and Donetsk, lake Chad and the region of Borno in Nigeria, Northern Mali ".
He expressed concern that more and more conflicts occur in States with a medium level of funds coming, " which, by definition, tend not to receive development assistance from large financial institutions." Ukraine is not a poor country, but in the end, the ICRC is the only (structure - as amended), excluding the Russian convoys delivering humanitarian aid to Lugansk and Donetsk, but only an independent and impartial humanitarian assistance, " He said.