World Humanitarian Day 2016

Zunilda Arce (center) and young women from the Ita Guasu indigenous community in Paraguay, participate in the development of their community development plan. This activity is part of USAID’s efforts to strengthen civil society participation in municipal governance. Through its local partner Federat

On this day we honor humanitarians, both those who have lost their lives in their efforts to aid and protect the most vulnerable people on earth, and those who continue to brave violence and hardship. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “One Humanity.” It asks all of us to stand together, to recognize our shared responsibility to help those overtaken by calamity.

Read the full World Humanitarian Day 2016 statement from Secretary Kerry at!