HUMANITARIAN PRINCIPLES

MICROAID supports and implements seven basic humanitarian principles.

HUMANITARIAN IMPERATIVE
MICROAID addresses human suffering wherever it is found, with particular attention to children, women, the displaced, the infirm, and the elderly. Alleviating human suffering and reducing the adverse economic impact from disasters is at the core of MICROAID’s work.

NEUTRALITY
MICROAID does not take sides in a conflict based on political, racial, religious, or ideological identity.

IMPARTIALITY
MICROAID ensures that aid reaches those who are suffering based solely on need, without partiality or discrimination.

INDEPENDENCE
MICROAID achieves its objectives with the support of governments, large international NGOs, and local agencies, but remains independent from political, economic, military, or other competing objectives.

DO NO HARM
MICROAID strives to eliminate or minimize inequalities, dependencies, and local tensions while fulfilling its humanitarian mission.

CAPACITY BUILDING & SUSTAINABILITY
MICROAID helps build people’s capacity to achieve self-sufficiency and increases their ability to cope with future crises.

ACCOUNTABILITY
MICROAID is accountable in its project design and evaluation to the beneficiary as well as to the donors who make the assistance possible.