World Humanitarian Day

Statement for World Humanitarian Day on the Protection of Humanitarian Action

Friday, August 18, 2017
Many humanitarian aid workers risk their lives to help others. Humanitarian aid organizations, UN member states, and the UN Security Council should take these immediate actions to protect them. Read this statement by the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA).

On World Humanitarian Day, Remember Local Health Workers

Friday, August 19, 2016
Honoring ‪#‎WorldHumanitarianDay‬, we are reminded that the majority of the humanitarian ‎work force‬ is comprised of local workers, who face tremendous risks when providing assistance. Investments in the humanitarian system, including health workers, should reflect this reality in order to be more cost-effective.

From World Humanitarian Day to the World Health Summit, Health Workers Need Our Protection

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
World Humanitarian Day is a time to honor those who face danger in order to help others. Heath workers, of course, are humanitarians. They not only risk contracting infectious disease and illness when providing care but they continue to be threatened and harmed just for doing their jobs. The coalition urges the global community not to overlook the need to protect health workers on this World Humanitarian Day or during the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit.

World Humanitarian Day: WHO honours health workers, calls for their protection

Friday, August 14, 2015
Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, WHO is drawing attention to continued attacks on health staff and health facilities. In 2014 alone, WHO received reports of 372 attacks in 32 countries on health workers, resulting in 603 deaths and 958 injuries, while similar incidents have been recorded this year.

World Humanitarian Day: WHO Calls for Protection of Health Workers in Conflicts, Disasters

Monday, August 18, 2014
As major emergencies around the globe increase in scale, complexity and frequency, WHO is calling for an end to the targeting of health workers in conflicts and other humanitarian crises, which represent a breach of the fundamental right to health.