Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural disaster and man-made disaster. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. It may therefore be distinguished from development aid, which seeks to address the underlying socioeconomic factors which may have led to a crisis or emergency.

According to The Overseas Development Institute, a London-based research establishment, whose findings were released in April 2009 in the paper 'Providing aid in insecure environments:2009 Update', the most lethal year in the history of humanitarianism was 2008, in which 122 aid workers were murdered and 260 assaulted. Those countries deemed least safe were Somalia and Afghanistan.

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Timeline Of The Gaza War - Timeline - January - 12 January 2009
... but hoped she "continued to be mindful of the innocent folk" and help with humanitarian aid transfer into Gaza ... Meanwhile it was reported that Hamas raided over 100 trucks with humanitarian aid meant for civilians and sold it to the highest bidder ... Defense Minister Ehud Barak said they do not classify as humanitarian aid ...
Bulgaria–Indonesia Relations - Humanitarian Aid
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... There is a small number of organizations providing aid to DPR Korea ... Mennonite Central Committee is also a well known organization that provides aid to the impoverished Korean nation ...
Humanitarian Aid - Standards
... During the past decade the humanitarian community has initiated a number of interagency initiatives to improve accountability, quality and performance in humanitarian ... are the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP), Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), People In Aid and the Sphere Project ... People In Aid The People In Aid Code of Good Practice is an internationally recognised management tool that helps humanitarian aid and development agencies enhance the quality of ...
Ayoob Kara - Political Positions - Gaza
... In addition, he said "Israel is the most humanitarian country in the Middle East and never objected to the transfer of humanitarian aid to Gaza," and ... Kara stated that flotillas must carry humanitarian aid and not weapons ... He said that Israel wanted to work with Turkey to transfer humanitarian aid to Gaza ...

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