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Today marks the one year anniversary since three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lost his life at sea and washed ashore in Turkey. His photo went around the world, becoming an icon and a symbol of a world that had failed. A world that had let down Aylan, his family who were fleeing Syria, the 3,700 other people who drowned trying to reach the safety of Europe and the many, many refugees and displaced people across the globe.
By Secretary General at the Danish Refugee Council, Andreas Kamm.
The UN World Humanitarian Day is dedicated to the aid-workers stationed in conflict and disaster affected places around the globe. With a historic number of humanitarian crises and a record 50 million people displaced their efforts are more needed than ever.
War and conflict ravages Africa and the Middle East and according to the UN more than 50 million people are displaced worldwide – the highest number since World War II. Humanitarian resources and capacity are under pressure and aid-workers are fighting to keep up with the increasing needs.
UN’s International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action April 4th represents an occasion to reaffirm the commitment of the Danish Demining Group to ensure the safety of civilians in war-torn regions of this world.
"Landmines, cluster bombs and unexploded ordnance continue to cause great human suffering worldwide. But especially when it comes to land mines things are looking better - twenty years ago there were 20,000 annual victims, today about 4000. That is an inspiring thought "says Head of DDG Stuhr Rasmus Jakobsen.