This World Humanitarian Day 19th August 2020, Charter4Change wish to pay tribute to all our #localheroes who demonstrate local capacity. Charter4Change wish to see the humanitarian aid system effectively reflecting a shared humanity, solidarity in diversity and equal dignity among people.
Local humanitarian workers are real life heroes, who struggle to preserve the life of others by putting their own lives on the line. Today more than ever before, it seems, humanitarian crisis abounds everywhere in their diverse forms and shapes. #LocalHeroes like the ones represented in the blogs below are humanitarians who defy all odds, make extraordinary sacrifices amidst heighten insecurity from Northeast Nigeria to Afghanistan.
Uganda / Shabab Peace and Environment Action Group (SPEAK)
The SPEAK team has since the emergence of the novel corona virus spent sleepless nights sensitizing the communities about the new virus that if not responded to would be devastating for the vulnerable refugees. The team carried outdoor-to-door sensitization campaigns, print and distribute IEC materials in local languages, monitor social distancing at places of gathering, produce and distribute face masks to vulnerable populations. SPEAK has been responding through a team that understands the full context of the refugee settlement and with full knowledge of engagement