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Celebrating World Humanitarian Day

August 19th, 2014
04:59 PM ET

From civil strife in the Middle East to a deadly disease outbreak in West Africa - the world is facing lots of challenges right now. But amid all the misery - the thousands of humanitarian aid workers who risk their own lives to help others– bring us a glimmer of hope. According to a new report compiled by the Humanitarian Outcomes group, 2013 was the most dangerous yet for aid workers. They released their report to coincide with World Humanitarian Day. And in today's show we paid tribute to the men and women who symbolize the human spirit by hearing from one of their own–Saleh Dabbakeh of the ICRC in Iraq.

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