Conflict continues to remain as a main driver of humanitarian
This year's focus salutes the efforts of women humanitarian
workers across the world, who rally to people in need and are often the first to respond and the last to leave.
Antonio Guterres said that 'World Humanitarian
Day honours aid workers around the world who risk their own lives to help save and improve the lives of others.
The campaign tells the stories of 24 women over 24 hours to show the range and diversity of their roles in humanitarian
Across the globe, 250,000 aid workers are women a figure that amounts to more than 40 per cent of the humanitarian
During my two year-tenure in South Sudan as Humanitarian
Coordinator, I have seen the work that women humanitarians
do -- from the grassroots to the highest levels of coordination.
Led by Andrew Lind, the Regional Emergency and Post-Crisis Specialist from the IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Bangkok, the first days session focused on data gathering methodologies, analytical techniques and various information sources through which aid workers can have access to actionable humanitarian
data including population figures, mobility tracking, needs and vulnerabilities.
Concerned with such blatant disregard of the principles of humanity, Doctors Without Borders decided not to attend the World Humanitarian
Summit in Istanbul earlier this summer.
In the lead up to World Humanitarian
Day on August 19, thousands of engaged individuals are being recruited by OCHA online, asking them "to take action in the name of humanity."
The attacks on humanitarian
workers have increased in frequency and severity and many of these directly target humanitarians
turn from the current debate about humanitarian
and military interaction and hearken back to a supposedly less corrupt time when humanitarians
acted independently and impartially, without any political or military entanglements.
DUBAI, 19th August, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai's International Humanitarian
City, IHC, embraced World Humanitarian
Day celebrations on Monday, welcoming more than 100 humanitarian
workers and partners to spotlight the achievements and attributes women bring to global humanitarian