Conflict is man-made, and, therefore, it’s capable of being unmade by man; the humanitarian suffering that is brought about by it can be reduced and eliminated over time, said UN relief chief Stephen O’Brien.
Over two thirds of the attacks against aid workers took place in South Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, DRC, and Somalia. More figures to consider ahead of World Humanitarian Day, to be celebrated on 19 August.
Humanitarian partners deserve the protection and support of those they are seeking to assist, and government and opposition forces have responsibilities under IHL to protect civilians and facilitate delivery of lifesaving help.
Half of the country's 26 provinces are affected by armed violence, ethnic conflict, diseases and natural disasters, all this within a volatile regional context and amid historically low levels of funding.