Help Protect Humanitarian Aid Workers World Wide
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Support the Campaign to have 2010 be declared "The Year to Protect Humanitarian Aid Workers"
Since the beginning of the "War on Terror", the development community has witnessed a nearly one thousand fold increase of the targeting of international aid workers. Though the causes of this trend are up for debate, one thing is clear, until international recognition of this problem is addressed the violence will continue. Please add your name to join our efforts to better protect those individuals who are working in the field to improve the lives of the worlds most vulnerable.
A report by the Center for International Cooperation and the Overseas Development Institute tallies a total of 122 aid worker fatalities in 2008, including 45 in Somalia, 33 in Afghanistan and 19 in Sudan.
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[AP photo of an ambulance burning in the no-fire zone in Sri Lanka]
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