Thank you to all who pay attention to the suffering and needs of people in crises around the world. Thank you to all who do not close their eyes to wars, conflicts and human rights violations worldwide. Thank you to all who pay attention to humanitarian needs, even if it is often painful. Thank you to all who recognize the grave consequences that climate change is already having on the survival of millions.
Thank you to all who consider making a personal contribution to people who are worse off in the world. Thank you to all who are considering donating so that better help can be given to people threatened by hunger and malnutrition, flight and persecution, war and violent conflict.
Thank you to all who already donate to charitable causes at home. Your donation certainly makes a difference. Thank you to all who are thinking about donating also to international humanitarian aid in forgotten crises and neglected disasters. Thank you to all those who have already donated to international non-governmental organizations or UN agencies whose work focuses on emergency humanitarian aid. Thank you to all who have contributed or are contributing in other ways.
Thanks to all who pay taxes and do not optimize their tax burden too much, because governments are the most important donors of humanitarian aid worldwide. This aid is mainly financed by taxes. Many sensible and less sensible things may be funded by taxes. But one should not forget that with their taxes they also indirectly finance the support of people in humanitarian crises. For that, a big thank you.
Thank you to the tens of thousands of helpers who are on the ground supporting people, saving lives and often putting themselves in danger in the process. Thanks especially to the large number of local organizations and local helpers, without whom effective humanitarian work would be impossible worldwide.
Thank you to all the UN agencies and private aid organizations that are working non-stop to reach people in need. Thank you to all the staff and leaders. Thank you to all those who make global humanitarian aid possible. Thank you to all those who pressure governments and donor countries to do their necessary part.
Thanks in particular to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its precious work in combating humanitarian crises. OCHA plays a key role in coordinating global humanitarian assistance and is responsible for organizing emergency response.
Thank you to all the Members of Parliament, legislators, government staff and political leaders who, in their positions, do more than is absolutely necessary. Thank you to all who are working to ensure that emergency aid is funded and reaches its destination. Thank you to all those who are fighting to resolve violent conflicts worldwide and to eradicate the breeding ground for the causes of man-made humanitarian crises.