For me PHAP is a great opportunity to meet likeminded people with a diverse range of field experience and theoretical backgrounds. PHAP to me is about expanding knowledge.

- PHAP member (since 2011)

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World Humanitarian Day interviews

World Humanitarian Day is a day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.

11 years ago, on 19 August 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. Despite this and other attacks on aid workers, the humanitarian community has not been deterred from its mission to respond rapidly and effectively to emergencies.

PHAP’s members are engaged in humanitarian action worldwide, working with a wide variety of different organizations. This World Humanitarian Day, we have asked some of them to share reflections on their work through video interviews, from which the PHAP team has produced a short film.


Individual PHAP member interviews

The theme of this year's World Humanitarian Day focuses on individual humanitarian workers. You can find below a selection of the full individual interviews with the humanitarian practitioners interviewed.

Please click on the photos below to watch the videos.

Yannick Guégan

Cynthia Petrigh

Yousaf Jogezai

Volker Hüls

Boisy Williams

Diane Paul

Liesbeth Schockaert

Muhammad Fayyazi

Peter Walker

Gerson Brandao

Melinda Wells

Megbaru Ayalew

Marco Sassòli

Zvidzai Maburutse

Kitka Goyol

Martin Damary

Marco Rotelli

Terrance Wesbrock

Hazel Siri

Chris Piper

Marc Cohen

Simon Robins

Nick van Praag

Laurent Saillard

Katherine Kramer

Steven Sano

Alejandro Del Aguilar Murphy