ETC commemorates World Humanitarian Day 2016

In 2016 alone the ETC has responded to six emergencies spread across the globe – our colleagues have worked in areas affected by protracted crises in Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen as well as in Fiji, struck by the Tropical Cyclone Winston in February. By joining the World Humanitarian Day (WHD) celebrations today, the ETC honours humanitarian workers who serve those most in need.

World Humanitarian Day is held every year on 19 August, celebrating aid workers who assist people affected by world’s most dire crises or natural disasters, as well as honouring humanitarians who have lost their lives in service to others. WHD 2016 focuses on the commitments announced by global leaders at the World Humanitarian Summit in May – with this year’s theme, One Humanity, signifying world’s common responsibility to act on current crises and to assist those most vulnerable.