Glossary Term

Humanitarian actors

Wide range of authorities, communities, organisations, agencies and inter-agency networks that all combine to enable humanitarian assistance to be channelled to the places and people in need of it. This include UN agencies, the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, local, national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local government institutions and donor agencies. The actions of these organisations are guided by key humanitarian principles: humanity, impartiality, independence and neutrality