3. International humanitarian assistance

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asistencia interna humanitariaIn major emergencies and disasters, the international community often mobilizes to deliver technical assistance as well as in-kind and financial resources to the affected country. However, if this support is massive and arrives suddenly, it can further complicate emergency conditions if there is no coordination structure in place to manage it.

International assistance should respond to explicit requests made by the affected country, based on its assessment of damage and needs. It should meet the needs that are most difficult for the country to meet with its own resources and should be closely coordinated with the national authorities in charge.