That's a great point Chip. Many hams let alone mass media outlets may not be aware most modern DXpedtions to deserted remote spots are embedded with scientific projects as well, and if to a populated disadvantaged area are combined with humanitarian efforts. There are more but below are a few examples of the latter, International DX Association, Inc. - INDEXA, a non-profit organization for the enhancement of amateur radio, worldwide peace, and friendship. Per ARRL, “INDEXA believes that many of the DXpeditions we support have a unique opportunity to perform humanitarian activities which will improve the lives of those indigenous people and communities they encounter on a DXpedition.” INDEXA said in a June 29 news release. “Humanitarian activities come in a variety of forms including education, medical, and dental assistance, infrastructure improvements, and physical donations of goods and other services.” EUDXF supports the 6O6O humanitarian fundraiser DXpedition to Somalia - "In conjunction with this trip they setup a humanitarian fundraiser where all donations received will be given directly to Doctors Without Borders in Somalia. Also the support received from the DX community will go to this humanitarian fundraiser. The operators will cover their own expenses. ... In 2016 Ken @LA7GIA did a similar fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders in Central African Republic as TL8AO. That fundraiser ended on 11000 USD. " Kanton Island T31T - Next to typically ham radio focused activity, we wish to connect our radio project with humanitarian aid mission addressed to little, isolated community of the Kanton Atoll. It’s inhabited by as little as 24 persons and their needs are often forgotten by local authorities and rest of the world. ... Apart from the ham radio activity, our other goal is to focus on delivering a new gears and equipment needed for of monitoring and prevention of natural disasters (such as early warning system of cyclones, earthquakes, tsunami). There are also necessary repairs to be done to the old, existing equipment. Without proper technical backup, the Kanton’s friendly and most welcoming community will much more be exposed to natural disasters and climate change’s side effects.There is also no fresh water on Kanton. Water maker machine will be very helpful for locals /they are using rain water to drink.