The humanitarian crisis affects more people today than at any point in recorded history. It is estimated that this year alone, 274 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection. Hundreds of millions of people are being impacted around the world and that number is rising daily.
Whenever and wherever people are in crisis, there are others who help them.
From the affected people themselves – always first to respond when disaster strikes – to the global community that supports them as they recover, they come together to ease suffering and bring hope. Because, as the saying goes: It takes a village to support people in crisis.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
And that village is exactly what World Humanitarian Day shines a light on. The hundreds of thousands of volunteers, professionals and crisis-affected people who deliver urgent health care, shelter, food, protection, water and much more. Today, and everyday, we celebrate their life-saving work.
Here are a few wonderful causes using innovation and kicking butt to support the Humanitarian effort:
A mission to unite billions for good.
A social media app that inspires you, is good for the planet, free-from-hate, puts money in your wallet to donate to a cause of your choosing and celebrates and champions good in the world in just 8 minutes a day. WeAre8 provides a sustainable platform for transformative change through billions of small actions. WeAre8 is a platform where the 99% can hold the 1% to account and reclaim control of their attention.
Building a collaborative citizenry
The challenges that society face are bigger than any one of us. And no one voice has the answer. Goodsted help individuals, organisations and communities come together to turn lofty goals into practical action, and help them collaborate towards building a better future and creating impact at scale.
Empowering people to end global hunger
There are 828 million hungry people in the world. But hunger is entirely solvable. Every day, people around the world are sharing their meal, and the United Nations World Food Programme, ShareTheMeal is on the frontlines ensuring it reaches those most in need.
Imagine the collective impact we could have if we all shared the meal!
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world
Ripples rounds up your card payments, donate the pennies to your chosen not-for-profit and report back on your amazing impact. If all of us activate Ripples, together we can raise millions for charities, schools and humanitarian causes around the world.
Keeping Humanitarian support workers safe and informed around the globe since 1996
ReliefWeb is a website that provides humanitarian information on global crises and disasters in real time. They monitor and collect information from more than 4,000 key sources, including humanitarian agencies at the international and local levels, governments, think-tanks and research institutions, and the media in order to deliver the content that is most relevant to global humanitarian workers on a 24/7 basis, enabling them to make informed decisions and to plan effective response.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and not know how to help, but platforms like all of those allow for all of us to support in whatever capacity we are able. We’re a part of that village, so this World Humanitarian Day, let’s get out there and support the monumental efforts these workers are doing around the world every single day. All of those causes can use our help, so whether its time, money or spreading awareness, please do what you can to support.
Thank you to all of those out there bringing hope and life-changing help to those in crisis, we celebrate each and every single one of YOU today.
Our next ‘Tech For Good Talks’ is right around the corner on 30/8 and will cover how technology can lend aid to Humanitarian causes. We cannot wait to hear from our expert panel from UNHCR, Muslim Aid, Migrant Leaders and Big Family 360 and hear about the inspiring way in which they are making a difference in this sector on Tuesday 3 – 4BST.
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