World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
Islamic Relief staff work in some of the most challenging and dangerous situations in the world. Millions of civilians are affected by armed conflict every day. Food, water, shelter and safety are considered to the basic necessities of life and they are denied to millions. Many of these people are forced to flee their homes and leave behind everything they have ever known.
Men, women and children have been abused, humiliated, and killed. Our aid workers deliver aid and assistance to vulnerable people and they too are targeted, treated as threats and prevented from providing help to those in need.
Delivering humanitarian assistance can mean working in difficult, hostile, and unpredictable conditions.
On World Humanitarian Day (August 19) we are remembering our colleagues who lost their lives in tragic circumstances.
Levis Mwalimu was killed in an armed attack on the residential compound in which he was living with colleagues in October 2016.
Levis joined Islamic Relief Kenya in November 2015 as the DRR/Livelihoods Officer in Mandera. His contributions included successfully implementing the UKAID Match Fund, USAID Agro Solar irrigation Project.
He leaves behind his loving wife Mrs Mary Thomas Chengo and a young son Erick Mrima Levis.
Evans Araka Moruri was killed in an armed attack on the residential compound in which he was living with colleagues in October 2016.
Evans joined Islamic Relief Kenya in February 2015 as the Micro Credit Officer and was promoted to oversee our microfinance programme in Mandera.
Evans took care of his parents and paid for his younger brother’s university fees. He leaves behind his children Levin Openda, Earnest Moruri, Chelsea Binyanya, Joy Mari and Favour Oniango.
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