World Humanitarian Day: Become a Messenger of Humanity

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year the UN invites you to be a Messenger of Humanity and stand up for humanity by amplifying a generation’s call for a better world!

World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August, the day in 2003 when 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. It’s a day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.

This year we are shining the spotlight on humanitarians around the world and profiling Humanitarian Heroes – people from all walks of life, who are committed to making a difference. World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world. Thousands of people across the globe are doing incredible work every day. But unfortunately some of them pay the ultimate price. This World Humanitarian Day, we honour those humanitarians who face danger to help people in need. We remember their sacrifice.

As part of this year’s World Humanitarian Day activities, a brand new online community called “Messengers of Humanity” was launched on July 31, 2014.

Messengers of Humanity is a platform for global advocates to stand up for humanity by amplifying a generation’s call for a better world.

As a Messenger of Humanity, you will receive the latest advocacy campaigns from humanitarian organisations working with their call to action that you can share on your social networks and amplify the message.