World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on 19 August every year. 2021 is the twelfth year the humanitarian community has marked the day. This year, World Humanitarian Day is focused on the climate crisis.

A global challenge for climate action in harmony with the people who need it most. This has become urgent as the world is in distress. Recently we have seen devastating flooding in western Europe and wildfires that stretch over the entire world. As each decade passes us, climate change has become more of a focus for our planet’s future.

With the fires throughout California and the United States and even on the Isle of Evia (Euboea) in Greece, the world must research protective measures to help prevent these destructive fires. Evia is the second largest island in Greece. This is the largest wildfire the Island has ever seen. With the extreme heat and wind, this has created a “perfect storm”. Compared to the previous 12 years, this wildfire has burned 82 times more land. The Dixie fire has burned approximately the same amount of land as of today. So, the question is, how can we help prevent forest fires?

World Humanitarian Day 2021 will highlight the immediate consequences of the climate emergency for the world’s most vulnerable people and ensure that their voices are heard, and their needs top the agenda at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November.

Therefore, everyone is invited to join #TheHumanRace, which is the global challenge for climate action in solidarity with people who need it the most; and to put the needs of climate-vulnerable people front and center at the UN climate summit (COP26).

Stand in solidarity with the world's most vulnerable people by using these hashtags in your social media activities #TheHumanRace #WorldHumanitarianDay