Humanity is identified and defined by its sole intention and aim to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found; to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. A humanitarian is someone who is concerned with or seeks help to improve the welfare and happiness of people
The seven fundamental humanitarian principles
The desire to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. A humanitarian purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. This principle promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation, and lasting peace among all peoples.
This principle that guides in making no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, humanitarians may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious, or ideological nature.
Humanitarians while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.
Humanitarian work is a voluntary relief Movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
Humanitarian movement in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other worldwide.