Humanitarian need is always when there is an event which requires immediate support of basic necessities for those who are victimised by the event. These events may be natural disasters such as hurricanes, tsunami, earthquake among others, or man-made disasters such as a terrorist attack or kidnapping large communities of people who are deprived of their basic requirements to survive. The inherent challenges it faces are the exactness of initial assessment of the damage that is essential to understand the relief required. In addition, the method of delivery in inaccessible areas, the availability of trained and knowledgeable logistics staff, collaborating with multiple local support system without whose help the delivery may not be possible.
The other inherent issues may be in providing relief to captive in terrorist prone areas where the risk of delivery is fatal, and may not even be possible. Recent conditions in Syria and surrounding regions have created the most difficult challenge for humanitarian relief providers, who have had to be overtly flexible in their approach and delivery and at the same time be equally innovative to reach their destined goals. These risks are inherent and difficult to manage, perceive, and attend with accurate precision.