What is humanitarian aid?
Providing humanitarian aid to communities affected by a crisis is at the heart of humanitarian work. The ultimate aim of aid itself is to ease the suffering of people in crisis by swiftly providing humanitarian aid, relief and protection to vulnerable individuals, thereby promoting their recovery.
Humanitarian organisations must pay close attention to the specific needs of affected communities and work together to ensure that the response is effective, serves to alleviate suffering and benefits those impacted by disasters.
Humanitarian aid examples
Humanitarian aid refers to assistance provided to people in need and can include supplying food, water, medical aid, education, emergency relief and more.