Canadian PM says Thanks on World Humanitarian Day

“These Ukrainian women humanitarians have emerged from desperation, poverty, grief & loss, to learn from us our specialized skills as midwives, nursing assistants, childcare workers & medevac drivers,” says Katie Alsop, RINJ Foundation executive director.

“Humanitarian workers risk their lives every day to save others. Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we honour the heroes who selflessly deliver food, water, health care, and other essentials to those who need it,” said Justin Trudeau in a statement released 19 August for World Humanitarian Day.

NATO Summit - Vilnius, Lithuania. 11 July 2023

NATO Members are turning Ukraine into a massive graveyard,” say humanitarian workers in the war zone. Photo: NATO Summit – Vilnius, Lithuania, 11 July 2023. Photo credit: Adam Scotti (PMO). Photo is cropped. Art / Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine

War harms women & children more than the men who fight the wars.

Video: Infants and moms hiding with volunteer care providers from the bombs and missiles during an attack in spring 2022.

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“Following the Ukraine war, we intend to erect a monument with a plaque commemorating hundreds of Ukrainian women volunteers who like a Phoenix have arisen from their destroyed families and homes to learn new skills to help others. These women humanitarians have emerged from desperation, poverty, grief & loss, to learn from us our specialized skills as midwives, nursing assistants, childcare workers & medevac drivers. Meeting these Ukrainian women has been a life-changing experience for us,” says Katie Alsop of  The RINJ Foundation.

Rebuilding Ukraine to commemorate humanitarians in Ukraine starts with Saving Their Lives

“Our plan is to use a small piece of real estate being donated for the purpose, in Kyiv, for what will be a celebrated artistic statute representing these glorious women and thank the backers of their efforts helping women and kids survive the smashing of their homes in Ukraine,” said Ms. Alsop.

If you are anywhere in Ukraine and need shelter, evacuation, or specialized women’s care, contact the RINJ HelpLine using this number: +16477399279 available on WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram. Anything we can arrange for you we will do.

RINJ Women Protecting the vulnerable in Ukraine
* Women’s Shelters
* Safe Houses
* Rape Clinics
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* Women’s health care clinics

NoMatterWhat, Says Canada PM Justin Trudeau

Canada is the base of The RINJ Foundation, a global women’s rights and safety NGO.

“This year’s theme, ‘#NoMatterWhat,’ is a testament to humanitarian workers’ unwavering dedication to protect and provide life-saving services to others, despite their own safety. Twenty years ago today, World Humanitarian Day was established after an attack was carried out on the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. Twenty-two humanitarian aid workers were killed and over 150 others were wounded. Today, we stand in solidarity with global efforts to protect humanitarian workers, who continue to face a heightened risk of attacks and violence.

“The number of people who need humanitarian assistance has more than tripled over the last decade, driven by conflict and exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. Canada remains an unwavering partner in humanitarian assistance – working with experienced humanitarian partners, including the UN, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and non-governmental organizations to provide emergency support to those in vulnerable situations. And through our Feminist International Assistance Policy, we continue to defend and promote the rights of women and girls, who are disproportionately impacted by armed conflict, and put their voices at the centre of our humanitarian efforts.

“As Russia continues its brutal war against Ukraine, Canada will be there to support Ukrainians for as long as it takes. Since Putin’s full-scale invasion began, we have committed more than $352 million in humanitarian support to help vulnerable people affected by the conflict in Ukraine with food, water, shelter, medical aid, and more.

“Today, on behalf of the Government of Canada, I thank all humanitarian workers who bravely dedicate their lives to making our world a better place.”