2019: #WomenHumanitarians

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24 Stories
24 Hours with
24 Women Humanitarians

For women humanitarians around the world, no two days look the same.

It’s hard to put into words exactly what women humanitarians encounter on the job over the course of 24 hours. The impact that they have. The lives they change. The personal sacrifices they make. It’s a job where there really is no ‘switching off’ – in emergency situations, there are no half days or overtime.

Today, on World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations honours the work of women throughout the world; raising awareness, rallying support, and amplifying the stories of these heroes on the front lines of our humanitarian efforts.

From wake-up calls in Yemen to morning jogs through central park and helicopter rides in Mali, these incredible women are making an impact in thousands of ways in communities around the world. We invite you to come along with us as we travel with 24 women humanitarians of all backgrounds, nationalities and experiences through the moments that punctuate their everyday lives, whether its checking in at a legal clinic in Kenya, talking to locals at a marketplace in Fiji or holding an impromptu fashion show in Burundi.

While their situations and settings are unique, you might be surprised to find familiarity in the rhythms of their everyday lives. The ebbs and flows of the daily routine – from waking up to having a cup of coffee, feeling frustration at work and then sharing a conversation with friends – share a universal pulse that connects us all.

Join us in our salute of women humanitarians around the world and share their stories using #WomenHumanitarians and #WHD2019.


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