Celebrating #WomenHumanitarians on World Humanitarian Day

Celebrating #WomenHumanitarians on World Humanitarian Day
Story19 August 2019

This World Humanitarian Day, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the amazing women that make up our teams at home and overseas. From Haiti, Somalia, Bangladesh, and Ireland, we hear first-hand about their experiences of working in some of the most difficult terrains.

World Humanitarian Day

Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day is celebrated to honour humanitarian efforts worldwide. This year’s theme set by OCHA is Women Humanitarians and supports the recognition that women deserve in the strengthening of global humanitarian response as well as in protection efforts under the international law.

World Humanitarian Day Logo. Photo: United Nations.
World Humanitarian Day Logo. Photo: United Nations.

Women of Concern

Partnering with Dublin blogger Humans of Dublin, we set out to tell the stories of some of the women who make Concern what it is. In the lead-up to World Humanitarian Day and over a three-day time period, our overseas and Dublin-based teams shared short snippets of what it's like to walk in their shoes for a day. Check out their stories below and find more across our Facebook and Instagram channels.

Every time I visit the camps, I always ask to see them and whenever I do, they talk to me as if I’m family

Sabrina Idris - Communications and Documentation Officer

We were living in the middle of nowhere, where the rain would wash away our tent and we would have to rebuild it in the middle of the night.

Anne O’Mahony - International Programme Director

Read more stories from Concern Staff

Check out more stories from Concern's overseas team across our social channels or visit Humans of Dublin to hear all about our Dublin based humanitarians. 

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