• The humanitarian imperative comes first.
  • Aid is given regardless of the race, creed, or nationality of the recipients.
  • Aid priorities are calculated on the basis of need alone. 
  • Aid is not used to further a particular political or religious standpoint. 
  • We respect culture and custom. 
  • We build disaster response on local capacities. 
  • We involve program beneficiaries in the management of relief aid and the recovery. 
  • We strive to reduce future vulnerabilities to disaster as well as meeting basic needs. 
  • We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to serve and those from whom we accept resources. 
  • In our information, publicity, and advertising activities, we recognize disaster survivors as dignified humans, not hopeless objects
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