Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Department for Stabilization and Humanitarian Aid, Humanitarian Aid Cluster

“A world where every person is protected from humanitarian crisis and when a crisis strikes, the affected are treated with dignity. They receive and are enabled to shape the timely, principled, quality aid and protection they are entitled to in order to survive and restore their lives and livelihoods.”

“Save lives, restore dignity and enhance resilience”
“Dutch humanitarian assistance saves and preserves life, reduces and prevents suffering, restores livelihoods and safeguards the integrity and dignity of populations affected by humanitarian crises. Dutch humanitarian assistance abides by and encourages the core humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence and is given in line with international conventions and humanitarian law and meets international donor and aid standards”.