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Humanitarian aid in Zambia

Humanitarian assistance is generally accepted to mean the aid and action designed to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of man-made crises and natural disasters, as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for the occurrence of such situations. It is guided by these principles; saving human lives and alleviating suffering wherever it is found, acting solely on the basis of need, without discrimination between or within affected populations, acting without favouring any community and it is independent. Those organizations that are in place providing this assistance are listed here.