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hyoohma nuh te ree uhn

  • n  someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
  • n  an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
  • s  marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism
    humanitarian aid

  • Iraqi women reach out to receive humanitarian aid.
  • Paul Newman, the great actor and humanitarian, died at the age of 83.
  • Suspending humanitarian aid and harassing the opposition presidential candidate are the Zimbabwe leader's latest tactics in his drive to stay in power.
News & Articles

  • As Syria humanitarian crisis grows, donors are in short supply
    Oxfam and other aid groups have collected a fraction of what they seek. Americans' reluctance reflects the war's complexity and boosts Obama's arm's-length stance. WASHINGTON — Facing a growing humanitarian crisis, Oxfam, the international relief agency, set a goal in January of raising $53 million to aid victims of Syria's brutal civil war. So far, Americans have contributed $150,000.
    June 13, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • Commentary: Kraft, Humanitarian bowls are among possibilities for Pack
    Nevada’s Vai Taua, left, collides with Maryland’s Jamari McCollough during the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl in Boise. Among the Wolf Pack’s many 2010 bowl possibilities is a return trip to the game, which is scheduled for Dec. 18. / Tim Dunn/RGJ file
    June 11, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal
  • Humanitarian and Black Panther Party member dies
    Humanitarian and Black Panther Party member dies Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:59 pm, Thursday, June 6, 2013 Ayanna Adé threw herself into the black liberation movement.
    June 7, 2013 - Houston Chronicle

  • David Miliband in 940 News the official death toll jumped to more than 28,000, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband warned that "malign neglect" by the country's military rulers was creating a "humanitarian catastrophe of genuinely epic proportions."
  • Barack Obama in AFP
    I want to thank President Bill Clinton -- I had a chance to talk to him -- for the extraordinary humanitarian effort that resulted in the release of the two journalists,Obama said.
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan in CBS News
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish lawmakers "this bloody massacre by Israel on ships that were taking humanitarian aid to Gaza deserves every kind of curse."

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