Ambassadors try to smooth out the relationship between countries. They do this by attending treaty negotiations, immigration discussions, international meetings (which may include humanitarian aid programs or foreign aid projects), banquets, and parties. Ambassadors spend most of their time in meetings with either staff members, foreign diplomats or host country officials. They also spend a lot of time in an office, writing up reports and implementing international programs. The working environment varies from country to country. An ambassador in poor countries may suffer through conditions they find extreme if coming from a wealthy country. In war-torn countries, though ambassadors are well-protected, they may encounter dangerous situations during the course of their stay.