According to the United Nations, the World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
Around the world, conflict is exacting a massive toll on people’s lives. Trapped in wars that are not of their making, millions of civilians are forced to hide or run for their lives. Children are taken out of school, families are displaced from their homes, and communities are torn apart, while the world is not doing enough to stop their suffering. At the same time, health and aid workers – who risk their lives to care for people affected by violence – are increasingly being targeted.
For World Humanitarian Day 2017, humanitarian partners are coming together to reaffirm that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget. Through a global online campaign which includes our #RivEthics radio show, together with events by others held around the world, we will raise our voices to advocate for those most vulnerable in war zones, and demand that world leaders do everything in their power to protect civilians in conflict.
Featuring on our Radio Programme today to speak on the issue is Mr. Michael Bianeyi, a seasoned lawyer by profession and a past president of the New Garden City Lions Club.
You can also listen to and download the Pidgin English version of this Episode below