world humanitarian day

Iffat Tahimd Fatema, humanitarian public health promoter for Oxfam, at work in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Five things I’ve learned being a humanitarian aid worker

This World Humanitarian Day, Iffat Tahmid Fatema, Oxfam public health worker, shares what it's like helping people in our Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh.

Oxfam is working with a local partner, the Horn of Africa Voluntary Youth Committee to help agro-pastoralist communities prepare for and cope with drought. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam

Blog: Inspiring the world’s humanity by working with national actors in Somalia

Each year, 19 August the world marks World Humanitarian Day to honor and recognize those who have dedicated their lives to improve humanity. Each day, humanitarian workers risk their lives and sometimes lose it towards their efforts of giving aid to the most vulnerable people around the world.

A woman and her child take shelter as a Syrian air force jet bombs the streets surrounding her home in Aleppo. Photo: Simon Tarling/Oxfam

Blog: Controlled arms: Oxfam’s hope for the next World Humanitarian Day

Around 1,500 people a day are killed in conflicts and armed violence across the globe, and among that loss are humanitarian aid workers who were trying to save lives. Arms and ammunition traded irresponsibly or illegally help keep all these conflicts going.

Hemos ayudado a más de 500.000 personas en Sudán del Sur hasta el momento, como estos desplazados en el poblado de Mingkaman. Foto: Pablo Tosco

Blog: South Sudan, one of the most challenging places to be a humanitarian

On World Humanitarian Day Pieter Struijf, Oxfam’s Program Manager for Jonglei, writes about the challenges of delivering aid in rural South Sudan and the crucial role played by the local staff.

Blog: World Humanitarian Day 2011: How handwashing helps in Dadaab

Every day, millions of people’s lives are at risk for reasons that are avoidable. In Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, where now an outbreak of cholera has struck, hygiene is a question of life and death. Thanks to people like Audrey Andwati, hygiene promotor with Oxfam, camp residents are learning about the importance of washing their hands.

El equipo de Oxfam se une a Naciones Unidas en la celebración de la labor humanitaria en todo el mundo.

Blog: El equipo de Oxfam en Luonyaker, Sudán, celebra el Día Mundial Humanitario

Abdullah Ampilan es oficial de PHP (Promoción a la Higiene) de Intermón Oxfam. También blogeó en 2008 como trabajador humanitario de Oxfam GB en el Sureste Asiático.

Oxfam staff join the UN in celebrating humanitarian work around the world.

Blog: Oxfam staff celebrate World Humanitarian Day in Luonyaker, Sudan

Abdullah Ampilan is the PHP Officer of Intermon Oxfam. He used to blog also while doing humanitarian work for Oxfam GB in South East Asia during 2008.

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