This year World Humanitarian Day comes as the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic over recent months.
On August 19, the eleventh year that we have marked World Humanitarian Day, we are paying special tribute to the real-life heroes who have committed their lives to helping others in the most extreme circumstances throughout the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, COVID-19 has been the biggest challenge to humanitarian operations around the world. The lack of access and restrictions placed by Governments around the world has resulted in communities, civil society and local NGOs being the frontline of the response.
Our #RealLifeHeros are the people we work alongside who are continuing to respond to the urgent needs of the communities we work alongside across the world despite the lack of access, restrictions and risks relating to COVID-19.
From radio broadcasts, to online learning, to soup kitchens, distribution of food supplies and mask making, our partners have lead the way in demonstrating creative and innovative ways in which they can continue their work and support the communities we work alongside in the Global South. They are our #RealLifeHeroes