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World Humanitarian Day a time to remember 82 aid workers killed

New Zealand’s community of disaster relief workers are marking World Humanitarian Day – and remembering the 82 aid workers who have died so far in 2017.

World Humanitarian Day, which takes place every year on 19 August, recognizes aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and is a day to advocate for humanitarian action. The day was designated by the United Nations eight years ago to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

18th Aug

New Zealand’s community of disaster relief workers are marking World Humanitarian Day – and remembering the 82 aid workers who have died so far in 2017.

8th Aug

Fourteen leading New Zealand aid agencies are today launching a campaign to demand political action which will see New Zealand reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

27th Jun

Christian World Service has prepared worship resources “Whoever Welcomes You, Welcomes Me” for Refugee Sunday on 2 July in the Anglican lectionary.

16th May

Christian World Service invites churches, organisations and individuals of all faiths to join a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on Sunday, 21 May.

27th Feb

New Zealand’s major aid agencies are uniting in an urgent plea for public donations to support their collective effort to prevent a humanitarian calamity in South Sudan and neighbouring countries.

9th Nov

Pacific churches want justice on longstanding grievances undermining the rights of Pacific peoples.

16th Oct

Christian World Service has launched an appeal to provide relief assistance and help families recover after Hurricane Matthew.

The Appeal will help families with urgent relief supplies and to rebuild homes and livelihoods.

4th Oct

The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit will visit Christchurch on the 8 and 9 October 2016.  

22nd Sep

Christian World Service mourns the loss of Syrian Red Crescent colleagues killed on the way to Aleppo this week.