World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) has been celebrated on 19th August every year since 2009 to pay tribute to the humanitarian workers who risk their lives in service of those in need and to raise support for the civilians around the world who are caught up in conflicts and crises. 

The date was chosen in commemoration of the anniversary of the bombing of the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, in which the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sérgio Vieira de Mello, and 21 others lost their lives.


World Humanitarian Day 2019 honours the work of women in crises around the world. They are often the unsung heroes who have been working on the frontline in some of the most difficult terrains, risking their lives in service of others. This year it is time to recognise the women who have acted as first responders to the worst hours of crisis.  

Currently, there are over 130 million people in crisis around the world, either because of war or natural disasters, who are need of humanitarian aid. Women Humanitarians provide not only rescue and relief and other emergency services in the face of disaster and violence, but more importantly, they stick around for the long-term, taking care of the health, nutritional, educational and emotional welfare of people and families under their care.

Prime Production is proud to work alongside many UN agencies, supporting them with language services all around the world. We provide a high-quality, efficient service at competitive rates, making us the optimal solution for our clients.




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