El-Kassaby: Learning what it means to be a humanitarian

Published on 19 August 2013

Being raised in Canadian suburbs by Egyptian parents, I felt that something was missing. It was time to leave Canada to get in touch with my culture, my language and my people. So, I flew to Cairo and that’s where it all began. (..) To me, being a humanitarian worker comes down to genuine solidarity with the people we serve. (..) At WFP it is our job to ensure that every affected Syrian receives the nutrition they need. To put the consequences of this crisis into perspective, by the end of the year we will be assisting 4 million conflict-affected people inside Syria and nearly 3 million refugees in neighbouring countries, each with a story, a memory and a dream of a better Syria.

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