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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

Every State has the primary duty to protect its own population from grave and sustained violations of human rights, as well as from the consequences of humanitarian crises, whether natural or man-made.
Pope Benedict XVI

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

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

I want to be a lawyer, a dancer, an actress, a mother, a wife, a children's author, a distance runner, a poet, a pianist, a pet store owner, an astronaut, an environmental and humanitarian activist, a psychiatrist, a ballet teacher, and the first woman president.
Rachel Corrie

I was profoundly moved to be the first United Nations Secretary-General to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima. I also visited Nagasaki. Sadly, we know the terrible humanitarian consequences from the use of even one weapon. As long as such weapons exist, so, too, will the risks of use and proliferation.
Ban Ki-moon
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Humanitarian Translations

humanitarian in Spanish is humanitario
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