World Humanitarian Day

Created on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

World Humanitarian Day is an occasion to pay tribute to humanitarian workers who risk their lives in bringing assistance to victims of wars and natural disasters worldwide.

The European Commission’s DG for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) this year marked the occasion with a variety of dedicated activities that raised awareness of the challenges of humanitarian workers and the humanitarian community as a whole. Furthermore, DG ECHO launched a special campaign to bring awareness to World Humanitarian Day. DG ECHO aims to honour the humanitarians who put their own lives in danger in assisting victims of conflicts or disasters.