UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office joined the global 2017 campaign #NotATarget, dedicated to the World Humanitarian Day

17 August 2017
UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office joined the global 2017 campaign #NotATarget, conducted by OCHA, dedicated to the World Humanitarian Day.

Around the world, conflict is exacting a massive toll on peopleТs lives. Trapped in wars that are not of their making, millions of civilians are forced to hide or run for their lives. Children are taken out of school, families are displaced from their homes, and communities are torn apart, while the world is not doing enough to stop their suffering. At the same time, health and aid workers Ц who risk their lives to care for people affected by violence Ц are increasingly being targeted.
For WHD 2017, humanitarian partners are coming together to reaffirm that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget. Through a global online campaign featuring an innovative partnership with Facebook Live, together with events held around the world, we will raise our voices to advocate for those most vulnerable in war zones, and demand that world leaders do everything their power to protect civilians in conflict.

This campaign follows on the UN Secretary-GeneralТs report on protection of civilians, which was launched earlier this year. Laying out his Сpath to protectionТ, the Secretary-General calls for enhanced respect for international humanitarian and human rights law, and protection of civilians, including humanitarian and medical workers as well as civilian infrastructure.

2017 WHD campaign: #NotATarget

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