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Definition of Humanitarian

Humanitarian

  1. Pertaining to humanitarians, or to humanitarianism; as, a humanitarian view of Christ's nature.
  2. Content with right affections and actions toward man; ethical, as distinguished from religious; believing in the perfectibility of man's nature without supernatural aid.
  3. Benevolent; philanthropic.
  4. One who denies the divinity of Christ, and believes him to have been merely human.
  5. One who limits the sphere of duties to human relations and affections, to the exclusion or disparagement of the religious or spiritual.
  6. One who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of his kind; a philanthropist.

Humanitarian Quotations

As I prepare for my second term as Secretary-General, I am thinking hard about how we can meet the expectations of the millions of people who see the U.N.'s blue flag as a banner of hope. We have to continue our life-saving work in peacekeeping, human rights, development and humanitarian relief.
Ban Ki-moon

Forcing people to be generous isn't humanitarian, effective, compassionate or moral. Only acts that are truly voluntary for all concerned can be truly compassionate.
Harry Browne

My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home visits for free.
Cat Cora

At CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, we recognize people live their lives in a holistic manner. Issues such as health care, education and economic empowerment cannot be addressed in a vacuum. Thus, effective programs need to tackle the multiple root causes of poverty.
Helene D. Gayle

Rising sea levels, severe draughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Leon Panetta
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Humanitarian Translations

humanitarian in Spanish is humanitario
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