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Five Pictures That Tell the Whole Humanitarian Story

The primary purpose of any humanitarian is to save lives, reduce suffering and enhance the respect accorded to human dignity. All the images described in this article emphasize on the noble goals of humanitarians.

Visual descriptions of the humanitarian story

Humanitarian aid workers all around the world can be best described as people of compassion. Their line of work is unique because they dedicate their entire lives to helping the people who need help the most. That is why our core values and beliefs are specifically focused on serving these compassionate humanitarians.

The following photo lineup offers a quick peek in a day of the life of a humanitarian. Whether it’s supplying clean drinking water, rebuilding after a natural calamity or providing much-needed supplies. All the actions in these photographs are taken with one goal in mind: decrease the amount of suffering for the world’s most vulnerable people.

Oxfam distributing clean water to a drought-stricken area in southern Ethiopia. The country is facing its worst drought in decades, with over 10.2 million people in need of food and drinking water. This is all caused by the failure of two consecutive rainy seasons. As a result, lives have been greatly affected, and malnutrition rates across the country have substantially increased.

From June 2015 onwards, mobile clinics were put in place to reach out to particularly remote areas, either by road or by helicopter. Made up of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and staff to help in the triage of patients. These teams have offered a comprehensive primary health care package which covers basic curative care, nutrition screening, prenatal/postnatal care, family planning and hygiene education.

Photo: European Union/ECHO/Pierre Prakash

A classroom in a primary school in Udici village, South Sudan. South Sudan became an independent state in 2011 but decades of conflict and the subsequent threat of floods had left it as one of the poorest places on earth. It almost seemed like a never ending humanitarian story, but luckily humanitarians are trying to improve the local situation on a daily basis.

Photo: Kim Haughton

Last year, a massive earthquake struck Nepal and its capital, Kathmandu. In the aftermath of this natural disaster, humanitarians from all over the world together with the locals began rebuilding the entire country and capital. The Hamlet of Katike was severely affected by the earthquake, and therefore the Médecins du Monde team moved in quickly to try and ease the situation. In this village, close to 100% of the structures were damaged beyond repair.

Photo: European Union/ECHO/Pierre Prakash

U.S. Army Sergeant Kornelia Rachwal gives a young Pakistani girl water to drink as they are airlifted from Muzaffarabad to Islamabad, Pakistan, aboard a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter on 19thOctober 2005. The humanitarian story in the Middle-East has been an ongoing endeavor since the war has been terrorizing the local population and soldiers to this very day.

We are proud to contribute to the actions of humanitarians and humanitarian organizations by arranging their travel. But we’re even more proud of the people you see in the images above. If you want to learn more about our inspirations, vision, and goals as a travel management company, then browse through our daily updated News & Community section. We’re always trying to add value to the humanitarian stories in all possible locations.