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World Humanitarian Day highlights our local heroes

POSTED August 18, 2020

World Humanitarian Day highlights our local heroes

August 19, and every day, we thank our staff and partners who put themselves in harm’s way to help those in need

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This year World Humanitarian Day comes as nearly 168-million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2020 — the highest number in decades, reports the United Nations. 

“COVID-19 has been the biggest challenge to humanitarian operations around the world. The lack of access and restrictions placed by governments around the world has resulted in communities, civil society and local NGOs being the frontline of the response,” reads a statement from the United Nations.

The pandemic, climate change and civil unrest are part of the environment our program and partner staff work in every day. They innovate to reach more people, while balancing uncertainty in their own lives, prioritizing the health, protection and education of the children we help.

Read our blogs to hear about the impact these local heroes are making every day.

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