Celebrating the Human Race this International Humanitarian Day
The world is no stranger to humanitarian crises, from natural disasters to pandemics, wars to extreme weather, countless lives are affected each day. Innocent men, women and children suffer from hunger, disease, and displacement, many lacking the basic necessities of life. The current humanitarian crisis knows no boarders and its devastating effects can be felt across the globe.
This year’s theme for World Humanitarian Day is ‘it takes a village.’ As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child, similarly it takes a collaborative effort to support those in humanitarian crisis. ‘The human race’ is also a general theme, with the aim of this day being to bring people together from all backgrounds and faiths towards one global approach. At Penny Appeal, we pride ourselves on our rapid response to emergencies and crises no matter where they are in the world.
Why is humanitarian aid so important?
- 828 million people go to sleep hungry every night.
- 108 million people are displaced worldwide.
- 2.2 billion people lack clean, safe water to drink.
What can you do to fight the humanitarian crisis?
- Donate to a humanitarian organisation like Penny Appeal
Humanitarian organisations use donations to send lifesaving aid to as many people as possible. Here at Penny Appeal, we aim to respond to emergencies in record time, being among the first responders on the ground in crises such as the Grenfell Tower fire, the Turkey and Syria earthquakes, and more recently Cyclone Biparjoy. In these instances, and many more, we mobilised relevant teams and provided urgently needed humanitarian aid like food, water, and emergency supplies to those affected. Without your generous donations, we couldn’t possibly reach as many beneficiaries and save so many lives.
- Spread awareness of humanitarian crises
Monetary donations are not the only way to do your bit towards the overall humanitarian crisis. Sharing infographics, information, appeals and preventing the spread of fake news articles are equally as important. Social media is a powerful tool which can bring light to suffering communities with just a click. Be sure to visit our social media channels to stay up to date with our humanitarian efforts.
- Do good in your community
Time is as precious as money and giving your time to a worthy cause is a great way to contribute towards humanitarian efforts. Helping out at a food bank, getting sponsored to run and attending community charity events are just some ways that you can get involved. Why not get involved with our upcoming challenges?
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Today is an opportunity to support and recognise all humanitarian workers who continue to provide support and protection to people in need. Whether you’re out on the front line, making donations to a charity or sharing Instagram posts from your living room, today we celebrate everyone who makes a difference.
SATURDAY 19 AUG 2023