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Aid workers released

Yesterday, GOAL aid workers Sharon Commins and Hilda Kawuki were released, having been kidnapped and held captive for 107 days. Sharon Commins is to return home to Ireland  today. 

“Irish people can be proud of the work they and all who work for Irish NGOs, carry out overseas,” says Concern’s Overseas Director, Paul O’Brien.
 
“We are delighted that the diplomatic efforts to secure the safe release of Hilda and Sharon have been successful,” said Concern’s Overseas Director, Paul O’Brien. “Aid workers are on the frontline every day and Irish people can be justifiably proud of the work they and all who work for Irish NGOs, carry out overseas.”

World Humanitarian Day

This year the UN General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day. The intention being to increase awareness of humanitarian activities while recognising the difficulties workers face.