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USAID, State Department Commemorate World Humanitarian Day

USAID’s “Impact”: World Humanitarian Day: Protracted Mega-crises Require New Solutions to Save Lives
On World Humanitarian Day, Jeremy Konyndyk, director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses several persistent humanitarian emergencies, including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the Syrian crisis, among others, and notes the upcoming inaugural U.N. World Humanitarian Summit (8/19).

State Department: World Humanitarian Day
In Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement on World Humanitarian Day, he says, “We proudly salute [humanitarian aid workers’] courage and resilience. And we pay tribute to the sacrifices they make in a world where each is connected to all” (8/19).