International and local humanitarian partners to pay tribute to the achievements and sacrifice of aid workers worldwide and celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.
Mark Bidder, Acting Head, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – Philippines
Gwendolyn Pang, Secretary General, Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
Tessa Prieto, PRC Celebrity Volunteer and Fundraiser
Pinky Marquez, PRC Celebrity Volunteer
Princess Manzon, Director of Campaigns and Advocacy, Miss Earth Foundation
Harry Morris, Member of Philippine Volcanoes Rugby Team
Wednesday, 19 August at 4:00-6:30pm
SM Megamall Atrium (2nd floor), Mandaluyong City, Manila
Humanitarians to call for public action to join global #ShareHumanity campaign and premiere SURGE film to showcase resilience programmes in the Philippines
UN agencies, international NGOs and the Red Cross movement will call for public action to join #ShareHumanity social media campaign to share inspiring stories of aid workers and communities affected by natural disasters and conflicts worldwide.
The event will premiere a film by Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) project, which helps high-risk communities of the Philippines to build resilience to disasters. The film will showcase effective disaster risk reduction practices around the country. Participating agencies will share moving examples of their humanitarian operations in the country and how one can take action to support the movement
Expected photo opportunities: Pinky Marquez and Tessa Prieto to call participants to join #ShareHumanity social media campaign and share their story of humanitarian work in the Philippines. Harry Morris and Princess Manzon to introduce the SURGE film.
Contact: Madoka Koide, Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer, UNOCHA Philippines, +63 2 843 7688 (office), +63 917 597 4722 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org.