Help Protect Humanitarian Aid Workers World Wide

Started by Michael Bear

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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Thank you supporting this campaign.

Please let us know if you are interested in joining our effort, if you want to offer your services, skills, advice or any comments you wish to share with us. Please note that all communications will be kept private. Also, let us know if you want to join our email list.

To sign the petition, please visit the Stephen D. Vance Foundation website at http://www.stephendvancefoundation.org/contact.html or email at: info@stephendvancefoundation.org

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