Today is World Humanitarian Day - on this day we salute the men and women who serve humanity across the globe and especially those who serve in conflict zones.
Humanity recognizes the sacrifices of these humanitarians who work earnestly in crisis zones from Syria to Sudan and South Sudan to Iraq, to the Palestinian territories, to Central African Republic, to Nigeria, to Ukraine, to Myanmar and to wherever the service of people are called upon to assist fellows.
Humanity salutes the humanitarians today and tomorrow for their unyielding work under constant threat of violence and strife. Their services have been exemplary in defining the goodness of the human spirit.
From the beginnings of the Peace Corps in the United States(US), to Doctors Without Borders by the French, to Mercy Corps, to USAID, to the World Food Programme, to the United Nations Refugee Agency, to UNICEF and to the established efforts of Norwegian and other humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), humanity has enjoyed a continued civilization through all their efforts and sacrifices. On behalf of all the people, I thank you humanitarians.