World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to humanitarian workers and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It is a global celebration of people helping people. In the last 5 years, humanity has witnessed one crisis after the other such as civil wars, refugee crisis, climate change, natural disasters, food insecurity and the most recently, the COVID19 global pandemic.
At the frontlines, there have been ordinary yet brave people, who have responded to the needs of others. Many times, they are the affected people themselves – always first to respond when disaster strikes, they are far from the spotlight and out of the headlines, yet they come together to ease suffering and bring hope. The world is still struggling to come out of the Covid19 crisis. At a time when international aid workers withdrew because of travel restrictions, the local aid workers led the response from front by exposing themselves to the risk. Many fell ill and many died. There are no proper records of the local aid workers who lost their lives while serving the communities at the most critical time. They left behind their vulnerable families. [A4EP Full Report Click Here]