INSTANBUL, May 23. /TASS/. Russian Emergencies Ministry has noted the unprecedented increase in the number of humanitarian crises in the world caused by armed conflicts and stressed that there are not enough financial resources to overcome them.
"Against the backdrop of increasing conflict potential in international relations, stalling mechanisms of overcoming crises, and destabilization processes spreading to regions that were just recently considered as stable, we are witnessing an unprecedented increase in the number and scale of humanitarian crises," Russian Deputy Emergencies Minister Sergey Voronov said on Monday at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
Financial resources for providing assistance to those affected by humanitarian crises have increased as well, but they are already not enough. "Growing volumes of financial resources allocated for providing assistance to the population of affected countries are not sufficient. The international system of humanitarian assistance is dealing with the dramatically increased workload at full capacity," Voronov said.
He thinks that prevention and settlement of conflicts is the best way to alleviate the burden on the humanitarian system. "According to UN, over 90% of all humanitarian needs are created by crises caused by armed confrontation. Humanitarian crises, including the unprecedented migration crisis, are caused by the policies of interference into the internal affairs of other countries with the aim of destabilizing and changing unfavorable regimes, like it happened in some Middle Eastern and North African countries," Voronov noted. "The countries that instigated conflicts should bear main responsibility, including financial, for overcoming humanitarian consequences of crises caused by their actions on the political arena," he added.
The deputy minister said that in order to overcome these crises, the international community should facilitate the search and promotion of political and diplomatic resolutions of conflicts, and eliminate their root causes. "This means that it is necessary to achieve political settlement and stop armed conflicts in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and other regions of the planet, support intranational dialogue," Voronov concluded.