As the world marks World Humanitarian Day, the Red Cross Society has called on Nigerians and the government to support its activities, especially its efforts to meet the needs of people in humanitarian crisis.

Head, Communication and Advocacy unit of the organisation, Nwakpa Nwakpa who made the call in Abuja said that humanitarian needs vary from emergency responses, search and rescue, evacuations, disaster risk reduction and cash transfer programmes.

He said that humanitarian needs in Nigeria and around the world were enormous, and called on government, well-meaning Nigerians, NGOs, and development partners to offer support.

Nwakpa, however, appealed to those affected or attacked in the cause of responses not to give up,  urging those offering support to also not get weary in doing good.

The World Humanitarian Day is marked globally in recognition of humanitarian personnel and those who lost their lives while working for humanitarian causes.