Toure said there was a need for more resources to be made available to improve responsiveness in the areas of education and health care.
In his opening remarks, the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi, said the world humanitarian day was a universal event scheduled for August 19 every year.
According to him, the day was set aside by the United Nations General Assembly since 2008 to celebrate the gallantry of humanitarian service providers who have lost their lives or survived different threats while providing humanitarian services to persons caught in the web of natural or human-induced disasters especially in violent conflict situations.
“The world which is now noted to be more volatile due to prevailing complex emergencies has placed a serious burden on humanitarian workers who are working in risky environments in various countries to bring hope to the people affected by disasters. This is the time to show solidarity and commend their efforts,” he said.