World Humanitarian Day - August 19
Mon, Aug 19, 2024

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is dedicated to people who always come to the aid of those who need it. Every day, men and women risk their lives for the safety of others in conflict areas, harsh climates, and disasters. On this day, we honor everyone who is involved!

The History

The holiday was founded by the UN in memory of the workers of the organization in Baghdad, killed as a result of an explosion at the headquarters in 2003. It was first celebrated in 2010.

Few people know the disappointing statistics: in 2019, more than 480 humanitarian workers were abducted, injured, or killed; in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation worsened.

Interesting facts

  • The first holiday was dedicated to the humanitarian workers themselves;
  • Millions of people around the world are starving;
  • 2 billion people do not have access to drinking water;
  • More than 130 million girls in the world do not go to school;
  • Natural disasters claim the lives of people every year;
  • The first large-scale humanitarian operation was carried out in China during the Great Famine. During this time, more than 10 million people died.
  • Anyone can become a humanitarian worker!

How to take part

World Humanitarian Day is the perfect time to help others. Study the situation in the world, get acquainted with countries in which there is no stability, or wars or natural disasters occur. Support people remotely or directly. You can meet like-minded people and become part of a team.

Make a donation to a humanitarian organization – any amount will greatly help in this difficult struggle.

Discuss with your friends the situation in the world and spread information about countries where people are suffering.

When is World Humanitarian Day celebrated in 2024?

World Humanitarian Day is observed on August 19 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday August 19 2024
Tuesday August 19 2025
Wednesday August 19 2026