for someone else
We did it! Together, this World Humanitarian Day, we shared more than one billion messages of hope. See the results.
And from tomorrow we can continue doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Just place your pin on the map below, find someone to help, or choose an organization to support.
Where ever you are, whatever you do, say 'I Was Here'.
'I was here' launch
As a celebration of all the humanitarian work across the globe, a unique event featuring Beyoncé was held at the UN General Assembly in New York on August 10th to inspire people to leave their mark on the world.
what can i do?
- HELP SOMEONE WITH THEIR SHOPPING
- MAKE A HOMELESS PERSON A SANDWICH
- DONATE YOUR SKILLS TO A COMMUNITY PROJECT
- STAND UP FOR SOMEONE BEING PICKED ON
- VISIT AN ELDERLY PERSON
- COOK A MEAL FOR A NEW MUM
- COMFORT SOMEONE IN HOSPITAL
- VOLUNTEER AT A LOCAL CHARITY
- GIVE AWAY SOMETHING YOU DON'T USE
- MOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR'S LAWN
- TUTOR A DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PERSON
- CLEAN UP YOUR LOCAL PARK
There are so many simple ways you can make a difference in your community. Each of these humanitarian organizations have suggestions of how you can help around the world.
World Food Programme
United Nations Population Fund
The United Nations Refugee Agency
United Nations Volunteers
International Rescue Committee
World Vision International
The United Nations Human Rights Office
United Nations Women
Save the Children
Lutheran World Federation
International Medical Corps
Aktion Deutschland Hilft
Food and Agriculture Organization
United Nations Relief and Works Agency
World Health Organization
International Organization for Migration
Africa Humanitarian Action
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Children's Fund
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Norwegian Refugee Council
Place your pin on the map
Explore the map below to see what other people around the world are doing to say ‘I WAS HERE’, and then add your pin and share it with to your social network to inspire others to do the same.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
TELL YOUR FRIENDS
about world humanitarian day
Every year on August 19th, World Humanitarian Day recognizes those who face danger and adversity to help others. August 19th is the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 people.
We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we pay tribute to those who continue to help people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are.
Every day we see and hear images and stories of pain and suffering in our own neighborhoods and in countries far away. But we also find acts of kindness, great and small. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people.