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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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Even now, he said that other than a few exceptions there are not many inconsistencies between the principles governing modern-day humanitarian laws and the values taught by Islam.
Conflict continues to remain as a main driver of humanitarian response.
He said that humanitarian needs vary from emergency responses, search and rescue, evacuations, disaster risk reduction and cash transfer programmes.
"It also improves the humanitarian response to gender-based violence, which increases during emergencies."
'Their presence makes aid operations more effective by increasing their reach,' he said, calling on world leaders and parties to conflict everywhere to live up to their legal obligations to protect all humanitarians from harm.
Five years later, the General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day.
Antonio Guterres said that on World Humanitarian Day 2019 we honour the work of women in crises throughout the world.
Commenting on the significance of the day, Mageed Yahia, Director of the UN WFP Office in the UAE, WFP Representative to the GCC and Acting UN Resident Coordinator, said that "Every year, on the 19th of August, the humanitarian community stands together to pay tribute to those among them who risk their lives to serve people in need, and highlight the global humanitarian efforts in support of those affected by emergencies and crises around the world.
Pregnancies and births increase the vulnerability of girls and women in crises and conflicts: it is estimated that as many as 60 per cent of maternal deaths occur in humanitarian crises.
During my two year-tenure in South Sudan as Humanitarian Coordinator, I have seen the work that women humanitarians do -- from the grassroots to the highest levels of coordination.
The statement said that the attack the attacks on humanitarian offices and assets took place on 28 May.
The election was held at a joint meeting of the Board of the Fund, the CIS Council for Humanitarian Cooperation and the Council of Heads of State News Agencies, held at the Moscow headquarters of the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund.

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