Humanitarian


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Humanitarian

A person who helps others or believes people ought to be helped, regardless of their race, class, religion, sex, or other aspects of their identity. Humanitarians send money, food or other necessities to those in need. The term is often associated with charitable organizations. Critics claim that humanitarians have limited impact, while supporters argue that everyone should give what they can to make a larger, aggregate impact.
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Switzerland's priorities within this process are to strengthen humanitarian principles, protect civilians in armed conflict, the need to centre humanitarian action around those who are affected, gender equality and crisis prevention.
Several officials participated in the debate, including Ambassador Manuel Bessler, delegate of the Swiss government for Humanitarian Aid and Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid, the Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme Barbara Noseworthy, the director of OCHA Geneva Rashid Khalikov, the Assistant Secretary General and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Crisis in the Sahel Toby Lanzer and the Unit Head for East, West and Southern Africa's Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid of the European Commission (ECHO), Cornelis Wittebrood.
In response to a question by SANA on the state of Syrians in refugee camps, O'Brien underlined the need to protect them, ensure their safety, provide humanitarian aid to them, and treat them in a humane manner.
Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, told a press briefing, "The Secretary-General is very, very much disappointed that the humanitarian pause did not take hold over the weekend, in Yemen.
4 million people are targeted for the humanitarian aid across Sudan.
The OIC is following with deep concern the consequences of the ongoing events in Yemen caused by attacks against the legitimate authority in terms of the collapse of basic services, notably healthcare and the lack of food and drinking water in a chronic humanitarian disaster.
He stressed the humanitarian community would remain committed to provide humanitarian aid for millions of vulnerable Yemenis as security conditions permit, expressing concern such escalation would cause serious consequences to undermine the capacity of humanitarian work on the delivery of humanitarian aid.
During the committee's meeting, Shaikha Lubna said improving the efficiency of those who work in the humanitarian field is a top priority in the UAE, highlighting the importance of better coordination with international humanitarian organisations to unify various efforts.
Globally, there are 108 million people right now in need of humanitarian assistance.
Since 2012, the presence and access of UN and NGO partners has increased, along with an increase in the activities of organisations from the Gulf Region and increased involvement of Yemeni organisations in the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Director-General for Middle-East and North Africa Reza Ameri, Director-General of Swiss Foreign Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs Emmanuel Blur and Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister for International Affairs Hessamoddin Ala explored avenues for increasing humanitarian aids to the Syrian nation.
In 2012, the UN coordinated nearly US$9 billion dollars of humanitarian relief to support 54 million people affected by the worst crises.

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