Humanitarian

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Humanitarian Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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


  • Humanitarian Coalition Launches Joint Appeal for Ebola Outbreak
    OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Humanitarian Coalition launches a national joint appeal to raise funds for public health and disease prevention efforts in West Africa. This latest outbreak of the Ebola virus has so far infected more than five thousand people, with confirmed cases resulting in more than 2,500 deaths. While front-line medical services and Read more on this news related to 'Humanitarian'
  • US drops humanitarian aid in besieged Iraq town: Pentagon
    The US military on Saturday dropped humanitarian aid to the besieged Iraqi town of Amerli, home to thousands of Shia Turkomen cut off by jihadist rebels from receiving food, water, and medical supplies. "At the request of the government of Iraq, the United States military today airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amerli," said Pentagon press secre Read more on this news related to 'Humanitarian'
  • NBAA Names 2014 Humanitarian Award Recipients
    International Jet Aviation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, To Be Honored In Orlando The NBAA is pleased to announce that International Jet Aviation Services of Centennial, CO and the Make-A-Wish Foundation have been named as co-recipients of NBAA’s 2014 Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership. Read more on this news related to 'Humanitarian'

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