humanitarian workers

Ebola emergency chief decries new attacks on frontline staff, after DR Congo worker death

Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a UN health agency top official said on Monday, after a frontline Ebola epidemic community worker was reportedly stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Humanitarian aid a "fantastic investment," says UN relief chief

Providing humanitarian aid today to the world’s needy is a “fantastic investment” in the future.

That’s according to the UN relief chief, Stephen O’Brien, speaking ahead of World Humanitarian Day, marked each 19 August.

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Concern over resurgence in aid worker attacks in CAR

More than 300 attacks against humanitarians occurred in the Central African Republic this year, with five aid workers losing their lives in the line of duty.

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South Sudan: No impunity for those who attack humanitarians

South Sudan’s leaders “should not accept impunity” when it comes to violence against aid workers and humanitarian facilities, a senior UN official in the country has stated.

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Aid reaches besieged Syrian towns that “seemed to have lost hope”

When UN humanitarian workers and their partners arrived in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya on Monday, they found residents who were malnourished, desperate and convinced that the world had forgotten about them.

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Women have all the skills to be leaders in humanitarian response

Although women possess the skills and perseverance to be leaders in humanitarian work, they are still underrepresented in the field, according to an official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Giving “a voice to the voiceless” through social media

Giving “a voice to the voiceless” is everyone’s responsibility and not just a task for the UN, NGOs and celebrities.

That’s the message connected to this year’s World Humanitarian Day, occurring on 19 August.

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#ShareHumanity campaign aims "to alleviate millions of tragedies”

An Internet campaign that uses the power of celebrity to raise awareness about the unprecedented scale of the world’s crises has already proved a hit ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the UN said Thursday.

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