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humanitarian

adjective
     
hu‧man‧i‧tar‧i‧an [only before noun]
concerned with improving bad living conditions and preventing unfair treatment of people
humanitarian aid/assistance/relief
Humanitarian aid is being sent to the refugees.
humanitarian grounds/reasons/purposes
He was released from prison on humanitarian grounds.
humanitarian noun [countable]
humanitarianism noun [uncountable]

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