Rise in attacks on aid workers sets off alarm bells at the UN

According to the United Nations, security incidents for humanitarian organizations have increased tenfold in the last twenty years and the situation is currently of particular concern in hotspots such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Ethiopia.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The increase in the number of attacks against aid workers in different countries was the focus of a special session of the UN Security Council on Friday, July 16, where the member countries pledged to work to increase the protection of humanitarian workers at a time when their work is more necessary than ever.

What is currently happening is an "unprecedented shrinking of humanitarian space," with "attacks of all kinds multiplying," denounced French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who led the meeting.

The meeting, one of the main priorities of the French rotating presidency of . . .

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