Humanitarian

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Humanitarian Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
  • marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare; "a humane physician"; "released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons"; "respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species"
  • of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism; "humanitarian aid"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms

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Humanitarian Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Humanitarianism is a way of behaving out of kindness to other people. Someone who is a humanitarian is a person who helps to improve the lives of other people without thinking about their race, belief or nationality.

Humanitarianism is not the same thing as Humanism which is about not believing in a god.

A good example of Humanitarianism is the well-known story from the New Testament about the Good Samaritan who goes to help the poor man who has been robbed.

Humanitarianism also means basic morality indispensable for human being. And there are international laws called "international humanitarian law" considered to created out of humanitarianism of this mean. Among them, Geneva Conventions on the matter made at the time of wars are well known.



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Humanitarian Sample Sentences in News


  • Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city. Read more on this news related to 'Humanitarian'
  • Red Cross warns against 'politicising humanitarian aid' for Ukraine
    The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross spoke out Tuesday against "politicising" the issue of humanitarian assistance for war-torn eastern Ukraine. "Humanitarian assistance has been highly politicised, this is not the first time that we are experiencing this, we have experienced it in the context of the Syrian crisis," he Read more on this news related to 'Humanitarian'
  • Mali: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal as relief efforts continue
    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has joined with partner agencies to launch a multy0million dollar appeal for urgent funding for aid operations in Mali amid the country’s ongoing crisis, a spokesperson said today. Read more on this news related to 'Humanitarian'

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