We advocate for the creation of a Special Procedure for the protection of aid workers and in particular national staff.
Protect humanitarian workers to guarantee that those in need receive assistance.
The world is witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War. This is why, for the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on 23 -24 May.
The participants will focus on:
Political leadership to prevent and end conflicts
Upholding the norms that safeguard humanity
Leaving no one behind: a commitment to address forced displacement
Changing people’s lives: from delivering aid to ending need
Financing: investing in humanity
Why is Action contre la Faim speaking out on this issue?
Action contre la Faim will participate alongside more than 5000 speakers – heads of state, non-governmental organizations (NGO), researchers, members of civil society and the private sector – to think about the challenges within the world humanitarian system today and to propose an action programme for the years to come.Read more
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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.*