Photo Credit: Jasmin Merdan | Getty Images
August 19 Is World Humanitarian Day – Here Are Some Organizations To Support
There is a lot going on in the world today. If you feel helpless in the face of all these global challenges, take action on August 19th for World Humanitarian Day by supporting non-profits whose mission is to better our world for every citizen across the globe.
1. Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders delivers medical help to populations endangered by war, civil strife, epidemics, or natural disasters. Each year over 2,000 volunteer doctors representing 45 nationalities work worldwide in front-line hospitals, refugee camps, disaster sites, towns and villages providing primary health care, performing surgery, vaccinating children, operating emergency nutrition and sanitation programs, and training local medical staff.
CARE is one of the world’s largest private international humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty. For 75 years, CARE has led the way to a better life for the world’s most vulnerable citizens across 100 countries and 70 million people, each year.
3. Save the Children
According to their website, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since their founding over 100 years ago, they have changed the lives of over 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
4. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
5. World Food Program (WFP)
WFP is an international humanitarian organization primarily focused on fighting hunger, delivering food assistance, and helping communities improve nutrition. The organization has helped more than 80 million people in 80 countries around the world. Each year, the World Food Program distributes more than 12.6 billion rations, and nearly 70 percent of their work is done in conflict-affected countries.