The goal of the humanitarian action carried out by Spanish Cooperation, in accordance with the provisions of its 2009-2012 Master Plan, is to help the populations affected by humanitarian crises through prevention plans, emergency relief, immediate post-crisis measures and reconstruction, as well as by strengthening the Spanish system of response and prevention, and by participating in advocacy and awareness-raising activities. An overriding and permanent concern is that of respect for humanitarian principles and spaces.
Our work is coordinated by the Humanitarian Action Office (HAO), which was set up under Royal Decree 1403/2007 of 26 October 2007, and is regulated by the Statutes of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
Among other sections, the HAO has:
and performs the following essential functions: