19.8.09

Humanitarians

Happy world humanitarian day!! Although I have much to complain about the business of international aid, it has more to do with how the organizations are structured and how the money flows. There's nothing critical I can say, though, about the many people that sacrifice their comfortable lives to help others all over the world. Especially the volunteers and those living support, receiving nothing for themselves.
It's a tragedy to think of the 750 humanitarian workers that lost their lives in the last decade, but think of how many thousands or millions of people in the same time died as a result of hunger, poverty, and conflict. The lives that were worth just as much as those of the mostly Western humanitarians. I guess that's why we have world refugee day and world poverty day.


Oh happy day, humanitarians!

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