Our Social & Humanitarian aid support provides material and logistic assistance to people who need help. It is usually short-term help until the long-term help by government and other institutions replaces it. The primary objective of our humanitarian aid intervention is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. Aid is given to meet the immediate needs of victims of disasters or violence. It can include food, water, medical supplies, tents, and other things required by those affected by everything from floods to pandemics. VDF aid activities are guided by the four humanitarian principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. These principles govern the way our humanitarian response is carried out. We see no religion, political and an ethnic affiliation whenever we extend a helping hand. Our Humanitarian aid service extends to the provision of material or logistical assistance to humanitarian agencies and government institutions typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural disasters and man-made ones.