Humanitarian Heroism

Today, people everywhere celebrated World Humanitarian Day, sharing their appreciation for the humanitarian heroes who work tirelessly to help those in need. In honor of those colleagues – UN and otherwise – who live and have died for this cause, we invite you to look back at some of the most recent efforts where humanitarian workers have done, and are doing, everything possible to ensure that everyone has the food and nutrition they need.
A Yazidi family receives WFP food assistance in Erbil, Iraq. Photo: WFP/Chloe Cornish

A Yazidi family receives WFP food assistance in Erbil, Iraq. Photo: WFP/Chloe Cornish

A fork-lift truck driver unloads aid from one of the trucks that crossed from Tunisia to western Libya. Photo: UNHCR/A. Ibrahim

A fork-lift truck driver unloads aid from one of the trucks that crossed from Tunisia to western Libya. Photo: UNHCR/A. Ibrahim

Syrians receiving WFP rations. Photo: WFP/Dina Elkassaby

Syrians receiving WFP rations. Photo: WFP/Dina Elkassaby

The Jabalia Elementary Girls School serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells on 30 July 2014. Photo: UNRWA Archives/Shareef Sarhan

The Jabalia Elementary Girls School serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells on 30 July 2014. Photo: UNRWA Archives/Shareef Sarhan

The numbers of people facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in South Sudan is projected to reach 3.9 million by August 2014 as funds dry up. Photo: FAO/C. Spencer

The numbers of people facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in South Sudan is projected to reach 3.9 million by August 2014 as funds dry up. Photo: FAO/C. Spencer