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Five Reasons Why Humanitarian Aid is Creating a Better World

Humanitarian intervention is aimed at saving lives, alleviating suffering and maintaining the sacred human dignity of all. During or even after a crisis, whether man-made or caused by natural hazards, humanitarian aid is vital for creating a better life for all.

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When armed conflict breaks out, or natural disasters strike, they hit hard on the communities affected. These unfortunate events occur in different places spread across the most common and uncommon destinations on our planet. Compassionate humanitarian intervention is designed to save lives and alleviate suffering during and in the aftermath of emergencies. This aid is also directed towards creating a safe environment where sustainable development for vulnerable areas can be achieved.

Compassionate NGOs and other humanitarian organizations work tirelessly to make this possible. Day in, day out. We can’t forget the importance of the work these inspiring organizations are undertaking, step by step towards making the world better.

  •          Humanitarian aid brings relief in times of need
    Every year hundreds of millions of people suffer as a result of natural disasters, armed conflicts, and other crises. Humanitarian aid is provided based on need, with the goal of saving human lives, relieving human suffering and maintaining human dignity during and after a crisis such as the Ebola outbreak. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the single largest, and most complex Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered back in 1976 by Peter Piot, a 27-year-old Belgian scientist. The priceless efforts of humanitarian organizations put an end to the virus transmission in Guinea on 29 December 2015, in Liberia on 14 January 2016 and in Sierra Leone on 17 March 2016. Saving many lives in the process.
  •          Humanitarian aid affects those who need help most
    Children born in poverty, or regions where potentially lethal diseases spread like wildfire need protection the most. It’s up to us to protect them from harm. Earlier, we compiled a list of 42 compassionate organizations dedicated to helping children in need. These organizations help them escape from poverty, protect them against diseases, safeguard their rights or provide safety in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
  •          Humanitarian aid reaches even the most uncommon destinations
    Unusual destinations are often forgotten by the public, but not by humanitarians. Take Nicaragua for example; this African country is highly vulnerable to natural disasters both in the frequency of events as in the variety of sources that cause them. For a small country, it faces exceptional dangers: hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and floods, all have affected Nicaragua in previous years. Compassionate organizations such as ANF make sure that this country isn’t forgotten, and provides emergency aid and help with reconstruction.
  •          It’s proven to have an impact
    The Guardian recently published an article about the current developments in South Sudan, after the country descended into renewed violence last July. A safe haven for as many as 270,000 of South Sudan's refugees was established in Uganda. In an area that was once a dusty patch of scrub near a tiny village, now fits a refugee camp called Bidi Bidi. Initially, the camp was expected to hold 40,000 people. Soon after it opened in August, it started growing by twice that number every month. Now it's a sprawling expanse of mud-walled huts and tents, inhabited by one-fifth of the almost 1.3 million South Sudanese who have fled violence, hunger and rapid inflation in their home country.
  •          It provides the key to sustainable development
    Education is an essential recipe for achieving sustainable development at vulnerable locations, and every child has a right to basic education. Harambee offers an interesting view of education. Saying that it consists of three main agents: teachers must be dedicated and well-trained and parents should be acting as the head of the family and the basic cell of society and children, with their ability to dream big and their thirst for knowledge. By focusing on education and family, they build sustainable, long-term growth instead of providing a temporary fix to problems.

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