Saturday 18 August 2012
Aug 19: World Humanitarian Day 2012
Being a Humanitarian simply means caring for other human beings and doing what you can to help.
ShelterBox currently has more than 200 ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members in almost 20 countries around the world. They are at the frontline of the ShelterBox humanitarian effort, being responsible for the successful delivery of ShelterBoxes to those families who need them.
Response teams are made of highly trained volunteers from all walks of life, who will drop everything when they receive the call to deploy.
They have responded to over 180 disasters in more than 80 countries and all have their fair share of inspiring stories to tell.
In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly designated August 19 World Humanitarian Day (WHD), with the founding resolution calling on all Member States, international and non-governmental organizations to commemorate the day annually.
Your support makes you part of the ShelterBox family too. Whether you give time or money, you are integral to every successful deployment. This WHD is about celebrating that and we thank you for all of your efforts and support, which makes a real difference to disaster survivors worldwide.