World Humanitarian Day

UN “ready to deliver” aid to most vulnerable but needs access

The UN and its partners are ready to relieve the emergency needs of the most vulnerable people in the world, but safe and unimpeded access is needed.

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Children suffer “unspeakable violence” during war, UN envoy says

Children have suffered “unspeakable violence” during war but most of them remain positive, a senior UN envoy said ahead of World Humanitarian Day (WHD) on 19 August.

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Women have all the skills to be leaders in humanitarian response

Although women possess the skills and perseverance to be leaders in humanitarian work, they are still underrepresented in the field, according to an official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Global crises call for "quantum leap" in funding

A “quantum leap” in funding is needed to keep pace with the many humanitarian crises confronting the world, the UN’s refugee chief said Wednesday.

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Musician Cody Simpson wants to help UN “move society in the right direction”

Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson is lending his voice—and social media reach—to get young people to support the work of the United Nations.

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Malian singer Inna Modja explains how music saved her life

The personal struggle of an African singer has inspired her to advocate for the rights of women and girls.

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Giving “a voice to the voiceless” through social media

Giving “a voice to the voiceless” is everyone’s responsibility and not just a task for the UN, NGOs and celebrities.

That’s the message connected to this year’s World Humanitarian Day, occurring on 19 August.

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#ShareHumanity campaign aims "to alleviate millions of tragedies”

An Internet campaign that uses the power of celebrity to raise awareness about the unprecedented scale of the world’s crises has already proved a hit ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the UN said Thursday.

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