The principle of humanity requires that everyone must be treated humanely and equally in all circumstances. Human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found. The purpose of humanitarian action is to protect life and ensure respect for human beings. The term ‘the humanitarian imperative’ is used to describe the obligation of humanitarian organisations to meet the needs of disaster and conflict affected people.
Shipping containers transformed into health centre saves lives
Last year, Concern built a new life-saving health clinic using old shipping containers in just three months in one of the hottest and poorest parts of the world; Chad.