Islamabad - The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) on Wednesday celebrated World Humanitarian Day to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.

World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.

The day calls people from all walks of lives to play an active role in serving the Humanity.

Speaking on the occasion, PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi speaking on the occasion said that the day reminds us to pay tribute to those who lost their lives for humanitarian cause. He said that due to these sacrifices, the humanitarian workers without any discrimination are reaching to the vulnerable be it anywhere in the world.

Dr Saeed Elahi said that Red Crescent being the leading humanitarian of the country is committed to serve the humanity and our staff and volunteers are always in the forefront to help the natural or man- made disasters victims.

The Chairman said that those who sacrificed their lives for this noble cause of serving the humanity are a beacon light for us as they gave their lives for the others. He said that PRC staff and volunteers will continue to serve those who need the most in a more effective way.

PRC Secretary General Dr Rizwan Naseer on the occasion said that during the last ten years thousands of aid workers all over the world were either injured, kidnapped or killed and Pakistan also witnessed attack on aid workers and many lost their lives in service to humanity.