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"

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  • 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


  • Airbus Presents Humanitarian Missions Dedicated Helicopters In Dubai
    On Display At International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to address the needs and requirements of International, Governmental and non-Governmental Organizations engaged in peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts will be highlighted during this month‘s 12th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Ai Read more on this news related to 'Humanitarian'
  • France extends its humanitarian hand
    France hopes to increase its aid efforts and build new partnerships in the Middle East to cope with the increasingly dire humanitarian situation in the region, according to French government officials and NGOs. Speaking at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (Dihad), Dominique Mas, head of humanitarian missions at the Read more on this news related to 'Humanitarian'
  • Humanitarian aid conference opens
    Economic opportunities in a society are created through a combination of education, health and social services, encouragement of innovation and tax and regulatory regimes that foster growth rather than frustrating it, said Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Rul Read more on this news related to 'Humanitarian'

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