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Five Important Humanitarian Destinations

Frequently Visited by Aid Workers

Humanitarians travel to all sorts of remote areas to alleviate the suffering of communities living in vulnerable locations and help rebuild after disasters strike. From Jakarta to Abidjan and Kathmandu, humanitarian aid is needed all over our planet.

Frequently visited important humanitarian destinations

Your compassion, and that of any other humanitarian, fuels your passion for traveling to areas where you can help people in need, make their life more “livable.” Your purpose is more significant than yourself; you care about improving the lives of vulnerable populations around the world. You are not alone. At Raptim, we’ve been active for more than 60 years and arranged travel for thousands of travelers ever since. Listed below are the five of the most frequently traveled locations, where humanitarian help is needed every day of the year.

  1. Nairobi

    The capital city of Kenya, and the country’s largest city. It was founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in British East Africa, originally as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway, but quickly grew into one of the largest cities in Africa. Through the decades, the city has seen some suffering. We previously reported on one particular crisis that shook the country and its capital and asked for urgent humanitarian assistance.

  2. Entebbe

    The Republic of Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country. Its capital Kampala lies in south-central Uganda and is located near the Entebbe airport which suffered an incredible blow during the Uganda-Tanzania war.  While Uganda has its own humanitarian issues, it still acts as a safe haven for 800,000 refugees mostly fleeing from South Sudan, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Food Programme dubbed it as “one of the most favorable and progressive refugee assistance programmes in the world”.

  3. Johannesburg

    While South Africa is a middle-income country with an unmatched abundance of resources and modern infrastructure, it still ranks among the top 10 countries in the world for income inequality and high unemployment. Health issues afflict the nation, as it ranks 4th in HIV/AIDS prevalence, with 17.9% of the population being HIV positive, showing humanitarian aid is needed in multiple areas.

  4. Accra

    The capital and most populous city of Ghana, with an estimated urban population of 2.3 million. While the country is developing, it still needs humanitarian assistance in the fields of education, childcare and orphanage work, health and medical, community development, building and construction, agriculture, micro-finance, and sports.

  5. Addis Ababa

    Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia, a country which gained worldwide attention during a widespread famine which affected the entire country.  History seems to repeat itself continuously in this vulnerable country because long droughts keep happening due to El Niño. This warming phenomenon over the Pacific Ocean caused the country to be struck yet again by a terrible drought in 2017.

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