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adjective British English pronunciation: humanitarian /hjuːˌmænɪˈteəriən/

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  1. relating to efforts to help people who are living in very bad conditions and are suffering because of a war, flood, earthquake etc
    humanitarian aid/supplies/relief (=food, clothes, medicine, and shelter):

    Humanitarian relief efforts have been stopped by the attacks.

    a humanitarian disaster/crisis:

    This earthquake is the worst humanitarian crisis in the country's history.

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