On the occasion of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Aid Day, the deputy and president of the Special Commission for Monitoring Humanitarian Aid, Miguel Pizarro, issued statements on Monday about the importance of the work of humanitarian workers who toil under the conditions in our country and the world.
“Today, from the National Assembly of Venezuela, we commemorate the heroic work, the vocation of service, the commitment to those who need it most and the courage with which humanitarian workers take on this task every day”, he said.
To date, according to figures from the United Nations Organization, Venezuela has at least 7 million Venezuelans who require humanitarian assistance, added to the 4 million people who are no longer in Venezuela, since they have fled because of the crisis.
“Approximately one third of our population is the victim of such a scorching phenomenon. This is why attending the clamor of our people increases every passing day and the need and the urgency grow in the midst of the dark times we suffer.”
The deputy said that today there are millions of families struggling clinging to their resilience and dignity and reaffirmed his commitment to the task of alleviating the suffering of Venezuelans. The commitment of being their voice wherever they are and doing everything possible to provide them with a better future.
In this regard, he affirmed that “for decades the support of humanitarian workers has been fundamental for millions of people victims of the worst emergencies, crises and catastrophes worldwide. Hence, their work is a source of inspiration for those who fight to make this possible. ”
World Humanitarian Day was designated by the UN in a resolution during December 2008 and is celebrated every August 19 since 2009. On this occasion, the United Nations Organization has decided to orient its campaign to the recognition of the work of humanitarian workers.
Pizarro said in this regard, “it is essential to recognize and make visible the work of those women who struggle in the conflict zones of the world; all humanitarian workers who anonymously work in the most difficult areas and daily risk their physical integrity for this ideal.”
The president of the Special Commission for Follow-up on Humanitarian Aid ended by expressing, “I want to extend my deepest words of recognition and gratitude to humanitarian workers, for continuing to fight with vocation and without rest until making this world a fairer space, more dignified and safer. Today, we are all responsible for everyone”.