World Humanitarian Day

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Celebrated every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day honors humanitarian efforts worldwide and promotes support for people in crisis. 

World Humanitarian Day 2019 is set to celebrate Women Humanitarians and their undying contribution in making the world a better place. Women Humanitarians hold a sense of unparalleled uniqueness, one that adds to the global momentum of female strength, power and perseverance. It is time to honor the women who have acted as first responders to the darkest hours of crisis.

This year’s campaign on Women Humanitarians supports the recognition that women deserve in the strengthening of global humanitarian response as well as in protection efforts under the international law. Rituals of everyday life showcase the contrast of what our humanitarians encounter on a daily basis as they work tirelessly to improve and save lives, including newborns.