Do No Harm

Glossary Term

Do No Harm

Do no harm is an approach which helps to identify unintended negative or positive impacts of humanitarian and development interventions in settings where there is conflict or risk of conflict. It can be applied during planning, monitoring, and evaluation to ensure that the intervention does not worsen the conflict but rather contributes to improving it. Do No Harm is considered an essential basis for the work of organizations operating in situations of conflict.