#WorldHumanitarianDay: 6 Ways you can support those in crisis

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Did you know, 130 million people are living in crisis, facing impossible choices every day?

Today, August 19, marks World Humanitarian Day, the day when, in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. It is a day where people can pay tribute to all those affected by humanitarian crises and those who lost their lives in humanitarian service – a day to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.

World Humanitarian Day calls on humanity to act in 5 core areas: Prevent Conflict, Respect Rules of War, Leave No One Behind, Work Differently To End Need, and Invest In Humanity.

So how can you support those in crisis?

Support the Agenda for Humanity

Take the Humanitarian Quiz and see the impossible choices people face

Tweet your country’s leader and ask them to commit to action

Donate to the UN’s Emergency Response Fund

Sign Up to Messengers of Humanity so you can stay involved

Start Impossible Choices to walk in the shoes of a refugee

 

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