Aug. 19th – World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
2019 WHD campaign: #WomenHumanitarians
This World Humanitarian Day 2019 we honor the work of women in crises throughout the world.
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.