Humanitarian relief salaries: What you need to know

The Red Cross distributes aid to the displaced population of Dar Sila, in eastern Chad. Photo by: M. Bergen/International Committee of the Red Cross

While the humanitarian relief sector is regarded as one of the most challenging and dynamic, it usually doesn’t score brownie points when it comes to salary comparisons across development sectors.

Many humanitarian relief professionals will tell you that if you’re in it for the money, then it’s probably not the best place for you to be.

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