“The world needs more Humanitarian Heroes.”

Indeed, the word does need more Humanitarian Heroes like our committed World Service staff.

We once again pay them tribute as they tirelessly follow their vocation to serve the neighbor - despite face of violence, displacement, hunger, and lack of basic human rights.

They work in increasingly insecure contexts, where fighting parties attack civilian spaces and target aid workers in breach of international humanitarian law.

On World Humanitarian Day this year, the LWF calls for renewed efforts to protect humanitarian heroes and those they are assisting.

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WHD2014 Video Reflection

“Not Enough to Call Them Heroes”

DWS Director Eberhard Hitzler reflects that LWF and other humanitarian staff are indeed heroes who put the needs of the most needy over and above their own comfort.

But the world needs these heroes alive. Hitzler calls on the international community to speak out clearly and loudly against the targeted killing of aid workers and civilians.

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Letter to DWS Staff

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Humanitarian Response


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