One of the most important aspects of humanitarian work is the emphasis on “why” – why do we undertake this job? No one disputes that the humanitarian sector provides prosperity to a select few, but beyond pay numbers, the nature of the job itself merits more examination.
What exactly does being a humanitarian involve? It’s a term we use a lot, yet it may be difficult to pin down exactly what it means. This section discusses the whys of humanitarian assistance and its benefits.
The humanitarian, by definition, is placed in close proximity to some of our most complicated issues and crises, both apparent and unseen, both on the news and in our everyday lives. In situations ranging from severe poverty and forced relocation to natural disaster assistance and support for victims of war, the humanitarian sector is both a part of and separate from the action taking place on the ground.
Every contributor, supporter, partner, and team member makes a significant contribution to our ability to assist those in need survive and flourish today and in the years to come.
We understand the various ways in which we, as a global community, are assisting people in facing crises, recovering from disasters, and rebuilding stronger than they were before.