World Humanitarian Day
Humanitarianism is about saving lives and keeping people alive. It’s about ensuring people affected by crisis can eventually recover and lead productive lives. It is a fundamental part of what we are as human beings.
Responding to crisis
This is due largely to the dedication of many thousands of aid workers around the world. To honour these aid workers – particularly those who have died responding to crises – 19 August has been designated World Humanitarian Day.
Voices from the field
Two new blog posts feature the voices of Concern’s own humanitarian workers.
- Peter McNichol, Concern’s country director in Democratic Republic of Congo, comments on the risks aid workers take
- Concern’s Peter Doyle on the difficulties and dangers facing humanitarian workers in Chad