On humanitarian aid

There are ways of being helpful and there are ways of not being helpful. You can learn a lot in both situations. But in the latter, beware: you are deadening down your own sensitivity to human dignity. This has been a problem with the humanitarian community for decades.

(Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH, an international leader in humanitarian crisis response, addressing Harvard undergraduates, 2/20/13)

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