World Humanitarian Day 2020

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August 19 is World Humanitarian Day (WHD) where the world commemorates the real-life heroes who have committed their lives to helping others in the most extreme circumstances throughout the world.

This year, World Humanitarian Day comes as the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic over recent months. COVID-19 has been the biggest challenge to humanitarian operations around the world. Therefore, the campaign presents the inspiring personal stories of humanitarians who are treating and preventing COVID-19, providing food to vulnerable people in need, providing safe spaces for women and girls in lockdown; delivering babies; fighting locusts and running refugee camps, all amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit  https://www.un.org/en/observances/humanitarian-day