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The aftermath could require a massive humanitarian relief operation. The Sun (2016)With winter setting in, aid agencies have warned of an impending humanitarian catastrophe should civilians not receive shelter and support. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Humanitarian disasters looming on the doorstep of the US will propel more migration northwards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the humanitarian situation is very, very, tragic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The relationship between the convention and international humanitarian law is also'a matter of great complexity and uncertainty '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The US also sought a supply route into Aleppo from the north for humanitarian aid. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He rejected their demands, saying there was no clear evidence of any risk that British weapons could be used in violation of international humanitarian law. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Aid agencies warned of a humanitarian disaster as government refugee camps were swamped. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The officials said that the priority had been on emergency humanitarian relief not reconstruction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are talking at the moment about a humanitarian operation. The Sun (2014)That is justifiable in itself on humanitarian grounds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Residents are warning of a humanitarian catastrophe. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They urged both to respect international humanitarian law and allow them free passage. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He asked that she be bailed on humanitarian grounds. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has shamed policymakers into considering the humanitarian catastrophe that is the predictable outcome of inaction. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Aid workers have said that an offensive risks a humanitarian catastrophe. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She says that finding ways to improve humanitarian aid through raising awareness and building relationships with big business is her key motivation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Britain has offered 600 million in humanitarian aid. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Emergency humanitarian relief for natural and man-made disasters presents the biggest challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Second, we are rallying international attention on the humanitarian situation. The Sun (2011)This is a humanitarian operation '. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Aid agencies are now warning that the destruction of the cyclone could only be the beginning of a long line of humanitarian disasters for the island nation. Christianity Today (2000)Why has Big Europe not moved in sharply with money and humanitarian aid? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The humanitarian operation is not led by civilian agencies, but by the Pentagon. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: humanitarian /hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən/ ADJECTIVE
If a person or society has humanitarian ideas or behaviour, they try to avoid making people suffer or they help people who are suffering.
Air bombardment raised criticism on the humanitarian grounds that innocent civilians might suffer.
- American English: humanitarian
- Arabic: إِنْسَانِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: humanitário
- Chinese: 人道主义的
- Croatian: humanitaran
- Czech: humanitární
- Danish: humanitær
- Dutch: humanitair
- European Spanish: humanitario
- Finnish: humanitaarinen
- French: humanitaire
- German: Menschenrechtler
- Greek: ανθρωπιστικός
- Italian: umanitario
- Japanese: 人道主義の
- Korean: 인도주의자
- Norwegian: humanitær
- Polish: humanitarny
- European Portuguese: humanitário
- Romanian: umanitar
- Russian: гуманный
- Spanish: humanitario
- Swedish: humanitär
- Thai: มีมนุษยธรรม
- Turkish: hümanist
- Ukrainian: гуманітарний
- Vietnamese: nhân đạo
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