Their life and actions guarantee the safe existence of others. Thanks to their devotion and courage tens, hundreds, thousands of people were spared a terrible fate.
Neither wars nor natural disasters nor terrorism can stop them. In Africa, Middle East, Latin America and other ends of the world they invest not only their time, resources and security but also the most valuable – their life – to make the world a better place to live.
These people live next to us. They are modern day heroes.
Rohingya human rights activist and lawyer Kyaw Hla Aung has been jailed multiple times for his work in Myanmar. Kyaw Hla Aung is a well-educated Rohingya with connections to the international community and an ability to communicate to a wider audience about the situation in Rakhine State, where severe human rights violations persist against Rohingya Muslims. He lives next to us. He is a modern day hero.