Pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and support people affected by crises around the world. This year's theme is #WomenHumanitarians.
This World Humanitarian Day 2019 United Nations honor the work of women in crises throughout the world.
"We focus on the unsung heroes who have long been working on the front lines in their own communities in some of the most difficult terrains, from the war-wounded in Afghanistan, to the food insecure in the Sahel, to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods in places such as Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. And we salute the efforts of women aid workers from across the world, who rally to people in need."
"Women make up a large number of those who risk their own lives to save others. They are often the first to respond and the last to leave. These women deserve to be celebrated. They are needed today as much as ever to strengthen the global humanitarian response. And world leaders as well as non-state actors must ensure that they – and all humanitarians – are guaranteed the protection afforded to them under international law."
Read More: 2019 WHD campaign: #WomenHumanitarians
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