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adjective as in giving, compassionate

noun as in person who gives generously

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Israel must approve all imports to Palestinian land, including medical supplies, even those donated by humanitarian organizations.

I hope that world leaders will come together to address the climate crisis with the urgency and ambition needed to avert such a global humanitarian issue.

From Vox

A government-imposed communications blackout cut off the internet and phone lines, limiting access for journalists and humanitarian groups.

From Vox

“Home Work,” by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton HamiltonThe Oscar-winning actress looks back on her life in Hollywood — filming “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” among other hits — and her humanitarian work in Vietnam.

Numerous countries are opening their doors to these migrants, both for humanitarian reasons as well as the opportunity to attract high-skilled workers.

From Quartz

Paula Kweskin is an attorney specializing in international humanitarian and human rights law.

With the harsh Middle Eastern winter approaching fast, what people in Syria and Iraq need most, in fact, is humanitarian support.

By 27 September, there were 1,400 people in the grounds of the embassy, creating a small humanitarian crisis.

Humanitarian organizations had already pulled out, and French troops rushed in to extract the 15 foreigners left in the city.

The precious cargo: two American humanitarian workers with Ebola.

How literally true it is that in this special form of social and humanitarian work we are seeking to save that which is lost!

Humanitarian movements,—the abolition of the slave trade, the cause of Greece and Italy,—were European.

The idealism of the eighteenth century was not reformative and humanistic, but revolutionary and humanitarian.

There was something inhuman even in their humanitarian zeal.

For hospitals are not engaged in a gainful pursuit, regardless of all humanitarian considerations.


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On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to humanitarian, such as: altruistic, charitable, humane, philanthropic, good, and beneficent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.