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.