Humanitarian services: Challenges and protection of global humanitarian workers

The Black Eyed Peas’s “where is the love” gives a true picture of the current happenings around the world.

What’s wrong with the world mama

People living like they ain’t got no mama

I think the whole world’s addicted to the dramap

Only attracted to things that will bring you trauma

Overseas, yeah, we tryin’ to stop terrorism

But we still got terrorists here living in the USA

The big CIA, the Bloods, and the Crips, and the KKK

The so called “world powers” that are propagating human rights around the world also have human rights issues in their homeland. A typical example is the U.S.; injustice killing is on the increase and mostly attributed to gruesome racial profiling such as the case of Trayvon Martin, Kajieme Powell, John Crawford, Ezell ford, Eric Garner, Clinton Alley, Oscar Grant etc. The recent case of Michael Brown; an unarmed teen who died after being shot several times by a police in the city of Ferguson is a proof that the “world powers” also have a case to answer with regards to human rights…

The buildup of evil forces around the world to kill innocent people is rapidly gaining ground. A statement that “terrorism is in vogue around the world and Nigeria is just having her share of terrorism just as it is happening in Iraq”, is a careless statement made by our government which shows their lackadaisicalapproach towards terrorism.

As 2015 is fast approaching, Nigeria keeps burning while the quest for power is on top gear. “In a country where evil or crime persists, it does to the level which the government allows it”. – Malcolm X

In Nbishu and Wumban villages, Wukari, Taraba State, about 20 people were recently killed, 85 injured with several houses razed down by unknown gun men; many border villages of Madagali, Adamawa State is currently being run by Boko Haram; Nigerians are now being slaughtered on daily basis with no real concern shown by the government; Gwoza village in Bornu state is said to have been recaptured by the insurgents after they carried out a deadly attack on the Mobile Police Training School, Gwoza which left about 35 police men missing.

While these evil forces are fighting to gain more grounds, humanitarian workers around the world are also risking their lives to improve the welfare of the people and also saving lives. Their lives are mostly at risk, some have been kidnapped while others killed.

A U.S. journalist, James Foley, who also help in bringing the suffering and oppressive state of Syrians to the public knowledge through his work (photojournalism) was recently killed on duty. Many of our soldiers have been killed on the war front while tackling the insurgents in the country.

Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh succumbed to death on 19th August after testing positive to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) through contact with the first case of EVD in Nigeria (Patrick Sawyer). Her humanitarian act help curtailed the spread of EVD to other parts of the country by isolating Patrick Sawyer till his death.

These humanitarian workers are world heroes that are risking their lives in helping the oppressed, saving lives, and improving the welfare of the people.

Nigerian soldiers are the real heroes helping to keep the country as one; they’ve been at the war front tackling the insurgents while some of them lost their lives in the process. May their labour of love not be in vain!

Written by Safriat Yussuf

Safriat Yussuf

Safriat Yussuff is a Construction Technologist by profession, writer and an advocate by passion, she volunteers with Slum to School Africa, a task force member of the Rabat-Conakry commitment, and a Climate Tracker for the adopt a negotiator programme who blogs on foreign policy, politics, and current affairs from her twitter handle(@saymamaa).

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About Safriat Yussuf

Safriat Yussuff is a Construction Technologist by profession, writer and an advocate by passion, she volunteers with Slum to School Africa, a task force member of the Rabat-Conakry commitment, and a Climate Tracker for the adopt a negotiator programme who blogs on foreign policy, politics, and current affairs from her twitter handle(@saymamaa).

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