This story is a very beautiful and very sad example of the sacrifices that individuals sometimes make in order to do something that they believe in, to do something to make the world better for others. We would like to take this time to honor the sacrifice made by Hussein Saleh a Yemeni aid worker with the International Federation of the Red Cross who lost his life on his way to provide aid to one of Yemen’s southern called Abyan. Yemen is a fairly small country that shares it’s northern boarder with Saudi Arabia.
Of Hussein it has been said by his colleagues that “He was a very motivated and devoted staff member. He played a tremendously crucial role within his team helping hundreds of thousands of people in the south, and lost his life while performing humanitarian work.” (Washington Post) He was killed on June 20th and leaves behind a pregnant wife and four young children.
The goal of this article is not to sadden you but to inspire you. It is to make you aware that heroes can be found in every corner of this earth. And to make you aware that the Red Cross is not only in areas impacted by floods or wildfires, its in areas wrought with war and conflict as well.
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