Humanity: Human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found, with particular attention to the most vulnerable population such as children, women, the disabled and the elderly. The dignity and rights of all the affected should be respected and protected.
Neutrality: Humanitarian assistance must be provided without engaging in hostilities or taking sides in controversies over political, religious or ideological nature.
Impartiality: Humanitarian assistance must be provided without discriminating by ethnic, origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race or religion. Humanitarian relief must be guided solely by needs and the rights of the people affected by emergencies.