International Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Response
Humanitarian organization Croatian Baptist Aid (Ruke nade) wants to bring positive change in the world by timely responding to the needs of people affected by humanitarian disasters
Humanitarian organization Croatian Baptist Aid (Ruke nade) wants to bring positive change in the world by timely responding to the needs of people affected by humanitarian disasters. In partnership with other humanitarian organizations and local churches and communities around the world, organization Croatian Baptist Aid offers basic WASH help (water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion), and psychosocial support. Croatian Baptist Aid offers timely and adequate help, and bases its successful response to the humanitarian crisis on Sphere standards for humanitarian work.
The primary goal of our humanitarian work is to save lives, alleviate suffering and preserve human dignity according to the Gospel principles. Our work in humanitarian disasters is divided into two main categories: material help and logistic support.
Croatian Baptist Aid is basing its international humanitarian work on the principles of:
Humanity (human suffering needs to be alleviated whenever encountered. The purpose of the humanitarian work is to protect life and health and secure respect to the human begins)
Neutrality (humanitarian workers cannot take sides or get involved in political, religious or ideological controversies)
Impartiality (humanitarian work must be done exclusively on the basis of need, where the priority goes to the most urgent cases, and there is no discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religious beliefs, class or political views)
Independence (humanitarian work has to be autonomous and independent from political, economical, military or other goals of the persons working in the field of implementation of the humanitarian work)
Helping people affected by crises and disasters is a global problem, therefore offering humanitarian help is an imperative but also a global responsibility. As a humanitarian organization Croatian Baptist Aid wants to carry part of that responsibility, and help people in need have a quality life.