ISLAMABAD: World Humanitarian day observed today.
World Humanitarian Day would be observed today August 19. In a special message, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said that last year, more humanitarian workers were kidnapped, seriously injured, or killed than ever before. This is an outrage. “In recent weeks, dozens of humanitarians have lost their lives in South Sudan and Gaza. Too many people have died or suffered from deliberate attacks. The humanitarian workers and their families are being hit. Attacks on the humanitarian workers hinder the ability of people in desperate need to receive life-saving assistance.”