It’s World Humanitarian Day!

19 August 2016
©2016 Mercy Ships - Photo Credit Catrice Wulf - PACU nurse Lee Clouse (USA) with Enice (MGC09171) on D Ward.
©2016 Mercy Ships


“World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises.”

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

August 19th is World Humanitarian Day, and we want to take the time to give a big THANK YOU to all our volunteers and donors who truly change the world through their hard work, kindness and generosity.  Every day humanitarian aid workers face the front lines of hardship and suffering, dedicating themselves to delivering assistance to those who need it most, while donors around the world support them with their hope and generosity.

World Humanitarian Day recognizes the aid workers and donors around the world who dedicate their time and money to humanitarian service, and mobilizes people to advocate for humanitarian action. This World Humanitarian Day, the UN and its partners are calling for global solidarity with the more than 130 million people around the world who need humanitarian assistance to survive.

Thank you for being a part of the Mercy Ships mission and your commitment to making the world a better place.  We couldn’t do it without you.