19 August 2014

News: Today is World Humanitarian Day!

World Humanitarian Day commemorates "all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and [celebrates] the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world."  Visit the WHD site and Facebook page to learn more and to express your support for aid workers and their contributions.  You can also follow ReliefWeb's coverage of the day.


Aid in Danger: Violence against Aid Workers and the Future of Humanitarianism, London, 19 August 2014 [info]
- This panel discussion will also be livestreamed.

#HumanitarianHeroes Come Together at the U.N., New York, 19 August 2014 [info]
- Watch live online.

Messengers of Humanity, Geneva, 19 August 2014 [info]
- Watch live online.

National Memorial for Humanitarian Aid Workers, London, 19 August 2014 [info]
- Ceremony at Westminster Abbey, with the RSC's Gil Loescher laying a wreath.

You can learn about more events taking place by following #WHD2014 and #HumanitarianHeroes.


Aid in Danger: The Perils and Promise of Humanitarianism (University of Pennsylvania Press, July 2014) [info]

Aid Worker Security Report 2014 (Humanitarian Outcomes, Aug. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

International Humanitarian Day: Staying Safe (IRIN, Aug. 2014) [text]

Prioritizing Chaos: The Challenges Humanitarians Face When Responding to Crises (Huffington Post, Aug. 2014) [text]
- Part of a series of posts commemorating WHD.

Safety & Security Topic Page (ReliefWeb) [access]

World Humanitarian Day: Remembering Humanitarian Heroes (UpFront Blog, Aug. 2014) [text]

World Humanitarian Day: UNHCR Pays Tribute to Courage and Sacrifice of Aid Workers (UNHCR, Aug. 2014) [text]

World Humanitarian Day 2014: Reflecting on 10 Years of Forgotten Crises (Global Humanitarian Assistance Blog, Aug. 2014) [text]

I will add more as the day unfolds.

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