Humanitarianism


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Humanitarianism

The idea that persons 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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In The Battle for Algeria, medicine, human rights and humanitarianism emerge as forms and mediums of calculated insurgency that enabled nationalists to confirm Algerians' sovereign capacities at national as well as international levels.
Kolnai insisted that more moderate and decent forms of humanitarianism are dialectically dependent "on the dwindling resources of Christianity.
It is a staggering achievement for a country so young and the finest example of how progress can be the incubator for humanitarianism, the warmth of which is reaching out to comfort and nurture a million cold and desolate people at this very moment.
BEIRUT: If winning Oscars and high profile humanitarianism weren't enough, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can now add world class wine production to their resumes.
We are those who base our politics on justice and humanitarianism.
Empire of Humanity, by the American political scientist Michael Barnett, offers what historian Bertrand Taithe describes as "the political history against which every other account of humanitarianism will have to be measured".
At the Fordham forum, Martin and others said the various strands within the Walsh mission show that the theme of faith-based humanitarianism is nothing new.
In problematizing contemporary humanitarianism, The Ironic Spectator makes good use of relevant and well-chosen examples that will appeal to and resonate with the broader public, including popular humanitarian campaigns such as "Make Poverty History" and concerts like "Live 8," as well as the recruitment of international celebrities, such as Angelina Jolie and Bono.
And if humanitarianism always involves political negotiation, there is also a deeper sense in which it represents a kind of politics.
Rabiullah, chairman of the Al-Shifa Al-Jazeerah Medical Group, was recognized for his dedicated service in the field of health care and humanitarianism.
One of the fundamental problems with literary humanitarianism is that it presents political violence as unspeakable trauma and then suggests the secondary narrative it provides will overcome this trauma by articulating suffering within a testifier-witness dialectic between narrator and reader.
Humanitarians have historically been as concerned with humanitarianism as an end as much as a means, because the practice of humanitarianism redeems the aid-giver as much as it comforts the recipient--or, more precisely, the aid-giver is redeemed through providing comfort to others.
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