Statement on World Humanitarian Day
NEW YORK, 19 August 2014 – “The nature of humanitarian work is often dangerous. Aid workers endure harsh conditions and risk harm to save lives, rebuild communities, and bear witness in conflicts, catastrophes, and crises.
“These emergencies have increased in both frequency and complexity. So, too, has the risk to humanitarian workers – and the death toll among them has risen accordingly.
“Consider only the last month: