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World Humanitarian Day worthy of note

Published 19/08/2016

World Humanitarian Day is meant to commemorate the selfless sacrifices of humanitarian workers and aid volunteers in easing the anguish and anxieties of people in times of crisis.

This is a solemn occasion to honour those who never ceased to stand up to face perils; who were ready to combat extremist opinions that are alien to civilised societies, cultures and religions.

As King Abdullah II of Jordan put it: "Achieving social cohesion, harmony, diversity, coexistence, compassion, tolerance, humanitarianism and good governance are our core duties and responsibilities."

DR MUNJED FARID AL QUTOB

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