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Core Principles

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1

The humanitarian

The humanitarian imperative comes first.
2

Foreign Policy

We shall endeavor not to act as instruments of government foreign policy.
3

Political & Religious

Aid will not be used to further a particular political or religious standpoint.
4

The Culture & Custom

We shall respect culture and custom.
5

Disaster Response

We shall attempt to build disaster response on local capacities.
6

Relief Aid

Ways shall be found to involve programme beneficiaries in the management of relief aid.
7

Basic Needs

Relief aid must strive to reduce future vulnerabilities to disaster as well as meeting basic needs.
8

Resources

We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources.
9

Advertising Activities

In our information, publicity and advertising activities, we shall recognize disaster victims as dignified human beings, not hopeless objects.
10

Aid

Aid is given regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind. Aid priorities are calculated on the basis of need alone.
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Our Values

We live by Our Values

Transparency & Accountability

Equity

Participation

Gender Consideration

Objectivity & Neutrality

Respect & Acceptance of others