UN "ready to deliver" aid to most vulnerable but needs access

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USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator speaks to the press. UN File Photo/Rick Bajorna

The UN and its partners are ready to relieve the emergency needs of the most vulnerable people in the world, but safe and unimpeded access is needed.

That's the message Stephen O'Brien, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, shared in the run-up to World Humanitarian Day (WHD) observed on 19 August.

WHD is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering of people and to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers who work on the frontline of crises.

Mr O'Brien told Reem Abaza that if the guns stop—even temporarily—then aid workers will be able to reach those in need of support and services.

Duration: 4'59''

 

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