If you have ever had any reason to complain about the increasing deaths of citizens in Nigeria and even war and conflicts around the world, here is what the United Nations wants you to do about it. 

Stop complaining and begin to take selfies, is what the UN is saying.

The world body is asking people around the world to take selfies and add their names to a petition calling on global leaders to protect civilians and aid workers.

The UN said thousands of selfies would be displayed on a 3D installation at the UN in New York to highlight the plight of millions caught in conflict worldwide and demand protection for those trying to help them.

The 3D images will be projected onto a mirrored glass structure at the UN building in what it is calling the first-ever “living petition”.

“It is unconscionable that civilians and the aid workers who are trying to help them are killed and maimed in conflict zones with utter impunity,” Mark Lowcock said .

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Lowcock is head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

“We need this to end.”

In 2017, 139 aid workers were killed, more than 100 wounded and 76 kidnapped while doing their jobs, according to the annual Aid Worker Security Report.

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The report was compiled by independent research group Humanitarian Outcomes.

The death toll was the second highest on record and 23 per cent up on the previous year.

Syria was named the most dangerous place for humanitarian workers for the second year in a row in 2018 in a separate analysis by charity CARE International.

This analysis accounted for more than half of 76 deaths recorded so far this year.

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