To mitigate inequality and suffering in the World, with human beings as the main focus of concern. To create a World that’s more sustainable, harmonious, inclusive, tolerant, and less indifferent and violent.
To provide humanitarian aid and to promote human development, taking Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals into account within the areas of social and environmental health, anywhere in the World, regardless of race, gender, age, nationality, language, politics, religion, philosophy or social status, considering each person a unique and irreplaceable being, worthy of attention and care.
The AMI Foundation acts in accordance with the 4 Principles of Humanitarian Action:
- Humanity: Human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found. The purpose of humanitarian action is to protect life and health and ensure respect for human beings.
- Neutrality: Humanitarian actors must not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
- Impartiality: Humanitarian action must be carried out on the basis of need alone, giving priority to the most urgent cases of distress and making no distinctions on the basis of nationality, race, gender, religious belief, class or political opinions.
- Independence: Humanitarian action must be autonomous from the political, economic, military or other objectives that any actor may hold with regard to areas where humanitarian action is being implemented.
Guided by these principles, AMI looks to fulfil its Mission according to the following Values:
- Fraternity: Believing that “All Human Beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and must act towards each other in a brotherly spirit”.
- Solidarity: To undertake the worries and needs of the human being as its cause of action.
- Tolerance: To pursue a personal and communitarian attitude of acceptance towards different values from those of the group of origin.
- Equity: To guarantee equal treatment regardless of parentage, age, sex, race, language, place of origin, religion, political or ideological beliefs, literacy, economical situation or social condition.
- Truth: To always try and practice what one preaches.
- Directness/Straightforwardness: To dialogue and to speak clearly, respecting the values of the fellow man, making yourself respected at the same time.
Transparency: Guaranteeing that the action and decision process is carried out in such a way that it is fully understood by making all the relevant information available.