- Global mainstream media and State donors
Aid workers, whether they be humanitarian responders or development specialists can face life-threatening risks when assisting others.
The threats are numerous and range from conflict, terrorism, kidnappings, assaults, travel accidents, exposure to disease, and many others. In the last 4 years over 800 aid workers were victims of security incidents.
The perceived politicization of aid has motivated individuals or groups to use violence and specifically target those who seek to help vulnerable populations.
We, the undersigned, call for meaningful actions by governments and civil society to bring an end to violence against aid workers.
Millions of vulnerable people rely on local, national or international assistance for their survival.
Those who seek to provide that assistance must have sustainable, safe and secure access in order to alleviate suffering.
The Stop violence against aid workers! petition to Global mainstream media and State donors was written by Christopher Finucane and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.