Celebrating United Nation’s World Humanitarian Day 2020

World Humanitarian Day 19 August

18 August 2020

Anglican Missions joins the Council for International Development in celebrating the United Nation’s World Humanitarian Day 2020. World Humanitarian Day (19 August) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009 in memory of the 29 August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad that killed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his staff. World Humanitarian Day celebrates people who have committed their lives to helping others. Each year World Humanitarian Day has a different theme, with this year’s being #RealLifeHeroes.


The impacts of Covid-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable people which is leading to a growing humanitarian global crisis. Anglican Missions joins other agencies in recognising and celebrating those #RealLifeHeros who have put their lives at risk to help the most vulnerable and marginalised during this global pandemic and is currently supporting four Covid-related projects in Fiji and Tonga, Mozambique, Kolkata and Gaza. We want to thank our #RealLifeHeros partners on the ground who are risking their lives to put the needs of others before their own.

The project in the Pacific is providing livelihood support to 23 rural communities in Fiji and Tonga.

Photos: Students at Dreketi, Vanua Levu (Fiji), are given seeds to take home for planting; Family garden packs awaiting distribution to rural communities, Viti Levu (Fiji); Women gathering firewood, Diocese of Niassa, Mozambique.