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  • The principles of humanity mean that all human kind shall be treated humanely and equally in all circumstances by saving lives and alleviating suffering while ensuring respect for the individual.

  • Our NGO code introduces the concept of humanitarian imperative which expands the principle of humanity to include the right to receive and to give humanitarian assistance.

  • Humanitarian assistance must be impartial and not based on nationality, race, color, religion, gender, sex, and or political point of view.

  • Humanitarian act must formulate and implemental of government policies of actions.

  • Resolution 46/182 of the UNO listed the principle of neutrality alongside the principles of humanity and impartiality in its annex as a guide to the provision of humanitarian assistance.

  • Article 9 of the code of conduct of Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in disaster relief state, we hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources. Thus, identifies the two major stakes holder’s donor and beneficiaries.

  • NGO code has listed several more as irrational principles which are derived from experience with development assistance,


They are:

  1. Agencies should operate with respect to culture and custom.

  2. Humanitarian response should use local resources and capacities as much as possible.

  3. The participation of beneficiaries should be encouraged.

  4. Emergency response should strive to reduce future vulnerabilities.

  5. Agencies should be accountable to both donors and beneficiaries.

  6. Humanitarian agencies should use information activities to portray victims as dignified human beings not hopeless object.

Paths International

PATHS International is concerned not only with the prevention of torture and human right abuse but also addresses its aftermath, the individual survivor, victims of human right abuse, family, community, and society.

The voices of all survivors and victims of human right abuse must be heard equally in PATHS International decision-making.

Our Activities


Supporting Refugees


Community Projects

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