Every 21st of August is a day to consider the various challenges faced by victims of terrorist attacks

AUGUST 21ST: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

 

The International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism celebrated every 21st of August is a day to consider the various challenges faced by victims of terrorist attacks in different countries of the world and also to honour those who lost their lives as a result of these attacks.

 

The United Nations have realized that few nations have what it takes to take responsibility for the victims of terrorism and this led to the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy which have been supporting these nations in carrying out their responsibilities to the victims.

 

Victims of Terrorism face a lot of problems ranging from psychological, physical, health-related, economic, social, and so on. Research shows that many victims of terrorist attacks find it hard to return to their normal way of life which calls for their rehabilitation and recovery.

 

The International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is a day that reminds nations and people generally about the importance of paying special attention to the needs of those who have suffered loss due to terrorist attacks as they are often forgotten as soon as the attacks are over.

 

Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) uses the opportunity of this day to make a clarion call to leaders all over the world especially in Nigeria to provide due support for the victims of terrorist attacks as we cannot achieve a peaceful existence if these people are not integrated properly back into society.