World Humanitarian Day -2017
There is a massive toll on the lives and other non-fighting civilians. Their lives are destoyed at levels we may never directly experience.
But it is nonetheless real!
These civilians are not a target and they must never be. We must do all that we can to protect them and the workers that bring them in so many war-torn or terrorized areas of the world.
No matter your political affinity or position on the United Nations, please join with them in this campaign to make a difference to the most vulnerable among us. And they are among us, even when we don’t directly experience their plight.
“Every year on World Humanitarian Day, we shine a spotlight on the millions of civilians around the world whose lives have been caught up in conflict. On this day we also take a moment to honour the brave health and aid workers who are targeted or obstructed as they set out to help people in need, and pay tribute to the government employees, members of civil society and representatives of international organizations and agencies who risk their lives to provide humanitarian aid and protection.” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres