Sep 13, 2021

Wash'Em: Informed Consent

As humanitarians, we must address suffering wherever it is found. We must remain neutral, meaning we must not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature. We must carry out our actions on the basis of needs alone. And we must be autonomous from the political, economic, military or other objectives that other actors may hold. In short, we must always act in the best interests of the people we are trying to support. For this reason, informed consent is a key component of all the Wash’Em tools.

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