By Sammeni Kamsobbi
The Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta has today 18th August, 2023 addressed the strength and courage of the Humanitarian Actors in managing global Humanitarian crisis, pledging Government untiring support to give those affected by either conflict or other disasters a sense of belonging.
The Acting Governor, was speaking through the Secretary to the State Government Auwal Tukur, when she received the net-work of Adamawa Non-Governmental Organizations NGOs on road work to the Deputy Governor's Office as part of the activities marking 2023 World Humanitarian Day.
It is an anniversary of the bombing of UN Headquarters in Baghdad, where 22 humanitarian workers lost their lives. The tragedy profoundly changed the way in which the humanitarians operate, from being respected to being targeted, leading to the creation of World Humanitarian Day.
The day affords an opportunity to pay tribute to colleagues who have lost their lives in Humanitarian Service and to honor thousands of aid workers who continue to provide much needed support to people suffering from conflicts and other disasters across the globe.
As the range and scope of risk facing Humanitarians continues to increase, such advocacy is needed more than ever.
With this year's theme titled; " No matter what." The unwavering commitment of countless individuals to deliver for and with the communities they serve, #NoMatterWhat. The commemoration decided to bring partners from across Humanitarian cycle together and work collectively for survival, well being and dignity of people affected by crisis.
In Adamawa, the network of Adamawa Non-Governmental Organizations staged a road work from Police round about to the Deputy Governor's Office as part of activities lined up to celebrate the 2023 Humanitarian Day.
Receiving them on behalf of the Acting, the SSG, Auwal Tukur commended the Humanitarian Actors for tremendous work and their impact in the state and beyond, despite enormous challenges.
He assured of government's continues support to ensure their humanitarian work continue to get efficient. Encouraged them to remain resilient in the face of challenges, thereby ensuring those in trouble are protected.
Earlier speaking, Adamawa State Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, Bello Hamman Diram described 19th August, as A special day in Humanitarian cycle, saying, "Humanitarian Day honours all aid workers who step up each day to provide life-saving assistance to millions of people in the country ." Despite difficult challenges, Humanitarians work tirelessly to deliver assistance to those in need no matter who, no matter where and no matter what.
The head of UNOCHA Sub-office, Yola Moseray Sesay explained that the World Humanitarian Day is an occasion to advocate for the survival, well-being and dignity of crisis affected people and for the safety and security of aid workers.
Sesay said, " as a Humanitarian, your purpose is saving and protecting lives and delivering the basic needs of life, promising not to compromise on its principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence amidts numerous challenges."