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World Humanitarian Day - 19 August


"On this, the inaugural “World Humanitarian Day”, Tamils Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) honors the memory of humanitarian workers throughout the world who have laid down their lives in selfless service to those affected by war or natural disaster. Humanitarian workers in Sri Lanka, and TRO staff in particular, have been the frequent target of violence. Sri Lanka continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for humanitarian workers and with over one hundred having been killed since 2005 (Action Contre La Faim 17, TRO 7, etc)..."

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