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- The humanitarian imperative comes first.
- Aid is given regardless of race, creed or nationality of the recipients without any distinction of any kind. Aid priorities are calculated on the basis of need alone.
- Aid will not be used to further a particular political or religious standpoint.
- We shall endeavor not to act as instruments for government foreign policy.
- We shall respect culture and custom.
- We shall attempt to build disaster response on local capacities.
- Ways shall be found to involve programme beneficiaries in the management of relief aid.
- Relief must strive to reduce future vulnerabilities to disaster as well as meeting basic needs.
We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources.
- In our information, publicity and advertising activities; we shall recognize disaster victims as dignified human’s not hopeless objects.
- Universal sentiment: All beings are an integral part of life on our planet earth and should be treated with compassion and respect.
- Action inspired by love.
- Ability to be all-inclusive so that everyone feels that he or she has a role to play in development. In short all should move in union in the sprit of moving together.
- Ability to overcome selfish tendencies and to identify with the other.
- Willingness to fight for justice, to be an active part of the movement to create a just society free from exploitation.
- Becoming an example by practice.