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World Humanitarian Day by Anna
August 24, 2011, 2:03 pm
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This week, Read one thing pays tribute to the Humanitarian Aid worker. Last Friday, August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The day was created in dedication to aid workers all around the world, and also is meant to raise issues concerning the humanitarian community. For example, security has become a growing problem. Attacks on humanitarian posts have tripled in the past decade.

 

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised all aid workers in a message to mark the occasion: “Their efforts save lives in conflict and natural disaster. They also draw the world closer together by reminding us that we are one family, sharing the same dreams for a peaceful planet, where all people can live in safety, and with dignity.”

 

Read the entire story of the day here.  Also, check out the blog post by Mercy Corps’ Senior Writer Roger Burks. He writes about what it means to be a humanitarian aid worker.

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