All persons should be treated with respect, tolerance and compassion, regardless of the nature, origin, duration and place of the disaster, and particular attention should be paid to the most vulnerable people. The dignity and rights of all disaster victims are respected and protected in all circumstances. Information sharing should promotes mutual understanding, friendship, and cooperation.

  • Prevent and alleviate suffering
  • Respect for and active protection of dignity
  • Particular attention to the vulnerable
  • Safeguard and restore environment and social ties Promote mutual understanding


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