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adjective humanitarian pronunciation in British English /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.
    1. a.
      caring about someone who is in a very bad situation or receiving unfair treatment
      Two of the hostages were released on humanitarian grounds.

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