“In a world that is ever more digitally connected, each of us has the power and responsibility to inspire our fellow human beings to act to help others and create a more humane world.” Secretary-General of the United Nation, Ban Ki-moon.
Around the world, humanitarian action is saving lives every day. Today over 100 million women, men and children need daily life-saving humanitarian assistance just to survive each day.
World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This day is about celebrating those humanitarians around the world.
To raise awareness of humanitarian needs, the UN and partners launched the #ShareHumanity digital campaign ahead of this year’s World Humanitarian Day which falls today on 19 August. This year’s campaign aims to inspire people globally to support life-saving humanitarian efforts. Using the hashtag #ShareHumanity they are asking people to participate by donating their social media channels to share inspiring stories from around the world.
Standard Bank Group supports World Humanitarian day and encourages all Africans to embrace the spirit of Ubuntu and to remember to help others and create a more humane world.