HUMANITARIAN WORKERS MUST BE PROTECTED
Millions of people live or at least try to survive thanks to the aid delivered by humanitarian workers. Without them no action on the ground, no assistance for vulnerable people. Yet they are increasingly the targets of attacks.
Millions of people
In need of humanitarian assistance across the world in 2015**.
Numbers of attacks
Attacks aiming at aid workers have tripled within 10 years.*
Political leaders can take action to strengthen aid workers protection during the UN General Assembly in New York.
**Source : UN Security Council report and the Aid Worker Security Data Base
On the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly that will be held on September the 15th, Action against Hunger sends a personal message to the President of the French Republic François Hollande, as well as Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, David Cameron, Ban Ki-Moon - the Secretary-General of the United Nations - and Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein - High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations.
To permit aid workers to perpetuate their action, we will wait an answer from those who can take a commitment during this 70th General Assembly of the UN. Let's act !