Over 65 million people worldwide are currently displaced by conflict and natural disaster, the biggest upheaval of humanity since World War II. Now more than ever, the humanitarian imperative is clear. World Humanitarian Day is a chance to honour those who work on the frontlines of this global crisis, providing lifesaving services to the most vulnerable, often at considerable personal risk.
Today we share inspiring voices from the IRC’s women’s protection team in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya, who tirelessly work supporting fellow refugees in their community.
“I am a leader in the community. I want to change many lives. I want to support women who are experiencing problems to have a better life. My work has saved lives.” Leila Mohamed Diriye is from Somalia, she is a gender based violence community worker with the IRC’s team in Dadaab, where she has been living since 1992.