“Saving a child’s life or that of an older individual brings a sense of success and spiritual fulfilment.”
World Humanitarian Day
“I decided to be a humanitarian worker after a devastating natural disasters (an Avalanche) that occurred in Salang pass resulting in huge human losses. I felt the pain and suffering and aimed to help children, women, and elders who were affected and trapped under the debris of the avalanche.”
“I saved the life of a three-year-old boy. Everyone was desperate because he had lost consciousness; even his parents had started losing hope. He was so dehydrated that we couldn’t find a vein to give him IV treatment.”
"I need to support my community, and I’m willing to do so even though I’m not paid. When I came to Leer as a displaced person, I immediately wanted to give a hand."
Giano originally worked in journalism, covering elections and political reporting and writing op-eds. “It was actually by mere accident I stumbled on humanitarian work,” he says.
"Humanitarian work for me combines three elements that define my professional interest: reaching the most vulnerable, working with different cultures, and operating in complex emergencies."
“I chose to develop a career in the humanitarian sector to help communities develop resilience to disasters and help survivors of human or natural disasters.”
“I work with vulnerable migrants, including victims of trafficking, victims of gender-based violence, who are very sensitive and often lose hopes in life and trust in the community. It has always been a challenge to bring hopes and trust back to them, and empower them to regain fire in the heart.”
“I often feel that relentless self-development and learning are required to survive in this field. Thus, I keep trying to broaden my understanding and experience of humanitarian work.”