Understanding Increased Attacks on Humanitarian Workers

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Understanding Increased Attacks on Humanitarian Workers

Time: April 21, 2016 at 6pm to April 12, 2017 at 7pm
Location: USA
Event Type: un, aid, worker
Organized By: Hortense Guinan
Latest Activity: Apr 21, 2016

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The humanitarian aid workers provide emergency response programs in assigned geographical areas that are prone to war, natural disasters or other environmental hazards or developmental issues. They typically work in front line prior conditions, promoting the effective distribution of humanitarian aid to people who are attacked and affected by man-made or natural disasters. The major responsibilities of an UN aid worker include rapid assisting of emergency situations, volunteering, managing budgets, developing objectives, contacting local authorities etc.

However, these workers are being attacked in different parts of the world. Last year, attacks on humanitarian workers reach record high, with 155 killed, 171 seriously wounded and 134 kidnapped in the attempt to help others. Some are targeted for political reasons; some are attacked for economic reasons, for they have resources such as food, vehicles, money and the rest who are left become the victims of criminal activities. The majority of attacks on aid workers take place in underdeveloped or dispersed countries and those experiencing conflicts. These workers in some parts of the world are usually dragged into illegal and inappropriate slavery and work. The humanitarian aid organizations are therefore using a variety of blueprints to make available the communication and technology in order to warn them about the dangerous conflict zones, roads and locations. But eventually it is the responsibility of the government bodies to protect and safeguard the humanitarian aid workers.

UN humanitarian aid deals with coordination of humanitarian actions for providing aid in complex emergencies and natural disasters. An UN aid worker performs a variety of tasks in poorest and most alarming parts of the world, from distributing vaccines to involving in intensive foreign communities being exposed to physical dangers as well. The singular objective of the organization is to work diligently to support affected people by providing them the essential supplies including food, water, medication and many more.

It goes without saying that security and protection of aid workers is paramount. The concerned authorities should take necessary steps to safeguard these workers and make them aware of their rights. One such website who is involved in providing all the information on this topic thus helping people to be aware is Academia.edu.

In order to know more about attacks against humanitarian aid workers and insecurity, feel free to visit Academia.edu.

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