Video Message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on World Humanitarian Day
19 August 2018
World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to express solidarity with millions of people caught up in conflict, crisis or victims of natural disasters.
Families forced to flee their homes for an uncertain future.
Vulnerable groups, systematically targeted.
Children whose futures are placed on hold.
Today, we pay tribute to all aid workers who risk their lives serving those in need.
They are true symbols of humanitarian commitment.
Attacks on aid workers continue to increase and this is unacceptable.
Civilians caught up in conflict and humanitarian workers are Not a Target.
Lend your voice to our campaign.
Let’s stand together to save lives and safeguard our common humanity.