World Humanitarian Day 2015

19 August 2015
World Humanitarian Day 2015
Saydee-zarthy Saywea, a volunteer with the Liberia Red Cross Society, helped fight Ebola as a member of one of the Safe and Dignified Burials team. © IFRC

Every year on 19 August, the international community marks World Humanitarian Day in recognition of aid workers who have lost their lives in the course of their duty. 

It is also a day to celebrate humanity and the spirit that drives people to help others who are in need, even in the most difficult and dangerous situations, often putting their own lives at risk.

This year, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is recognising its humanitarian workers, by sharing stories of what inspires them to deliver life-saving humanitarian action.

Najmuddin Hilal, Afghanistan   Maissam Hamoui, Syria
 
     
 Mario Alberto Jiménez, Colombia    Aysha Michot, South Sudan
     

 

This World Humanitarian Day, we honour the contribution of humanitarian workers towards creating a more humane world, and call on people globally to demand that humanitarian workers are given safe and secure access to deliver life-saving assistance to vulnerable people - without exception.

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