Lauren Rajczak's blog

Honoring the Fallen Aid Workers among Us

Humanitarian and development workers can be found all over the world, from Bangui to Beirut, from Gao to Geneva. They range in age, ethnicity, education, and religion. But they all have one thing in common: They believed they could make a change in the world. Some believed they could help their country through conflict or to rebuild after a disaster. Others believed moving away from their family and friends to help others was not a sacrifice but an exciting opportunity. They were fathers or mothers, daughters or sons, husbands or wives – but they were all colleagues and friends.

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