Why we need to celebrate World Humanitarian Day
On World Humanitarian Day, we call for a more humane world and seek to inspire action from people all over the world to bring this about.
In today’s volatile world, more than 100 million people in countries across the world need urgent life-saving humanitarian aid as they face the impact of natural disasters, conflict, displacement, hunger or disease.
We recognize that each one of us can make a difference in the lives of others; and each one of us has the power to inspire our fellow human beings to take action to create a more humane world.
World Humanitarian Day “ShareHumanity” campaign toolkit
To mark the seventh World Humanitarian Day the United Nations and its partners are launching #ShareHumanity a global campaign to use the power of the newsfeed to amplify the real stories behind today’s humanitarian crises. In the lead up to the 19th August social media feeds will tell humanitarian stories of survival, resilience and hope. Inspiring the world to take action and donate their own feeds for the cause.
Be Part of World Humanitarian Day 2015
Starting August 12th share an inspiring humanitarian story via your social media networks and help us reach millions.
Here’s what you can do:
- Donate your feed: Choose a story you’d like to share with your networks and donate your social feed for 12hrs for World Humanitarian Day. Tell your fans and followers they can join #ShareHumanity too by donating their social feed.
- Create your own video: In addition to donating your feed, create a video asking your followers to join the #ShareHumanity campaign. Get as creative as you like and don’t be afraid to nominate others!
- Support #ShareHumanity: Can’t donate your feed? Don’t worry — we’d still love your support by way of a shout out to your networks to support the day. Share the video and hashtag encouraging people to visit www.worldhumanitarianday.org and donate their feeds. We will provide you with a range of tweets, Facebook status updates and Instagram pics you can use to help tell your networks about the importance of sharing these inspiring stories. Together let’s inspire the world’s humanity.
Want to join this campaign? Download the WHD2015 #ShareHumanity Campaign Toolkit below.
Watch this cool video to celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2015