Make your mark on World Humanitarian Day

17 Aug 2012   |   Blog   |   Supporter action

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World Humanitarian Day 2012 - I Was Here

Sunday 19th August will be World Humanitarian Day – a day during which we recognise the humanitarian work that has been done, and acknowledge the people who have devoted their lives to providing assistance to those in need, even in dangerous situations.

Caritas is proud to support this year’s World Humanitarian Day theme, 'I Was Here' , which is all about "making your mark by doing something good, somewhere, for someone else".

"This year’s World Humanitarian Day presents an historic opportunity to bring together one billion people from around the world to advance a powerful and proactive idea: People Helping People. That is the best way to honour the many fallen aid workers we mourn today, and to celebrate the efforts of others who carry on their noble mission by rushing assistance to those who are suffering.” - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

World Humanitarian Day 2012 Campaign Message video


What better way to recognise those who work tirelessly helping others, than by following their example and helping someone in your own way?

Here are just some of the ways you can do something good for someone else with us:

  • Give a gift that keeps on giving! Purchase a Global Gift for someone special. Choose from nine meaningful gifts including emergency relief, clean water and education.
  • Help end the hunger crisis. Donate to the West Africa food crisis appeal
  • Walk in solidarity with the world’s Indigenous Peoples. Find out about our exciting new Walk As One campaign, register for the forum, and check back soon to sign the petition!
  • Organise an event to raise awareness and funds for Caritas Australia and help the poorest of the poor – maybe run a cake stall , sausage sizzle or trivia night?
  • Like our Facebook page and share our message to help spread the word!

For more ideas and information, visit World Humanitarian Day 2012 – I Was Here.

Individual actions may seem small, but collectively they will reverberate around the world, generating unstoppable momentum for a better future.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


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