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World Humanitarian Day 2014: highlighting our Humanitarian Heroes

CBM and local partners in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

To mark World Humanitarian Day this year, we are putting the spotlight on our humanitarian heroes- CBM staff as well as partner organisations on the field, all working relentlessly to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world.

What is World Humanitarian Day?

World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August every year. On this fateful day in 2003, 22 aid workers lost their lives in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. Since then this day is observed to honor all people who have given their lives to humanitarian service, as well as to celebrate humanitarian work around the world.

World Humanitarian Day 2014

This year the UN joins hands with humanitarian aid organisations to launch a campaign celebrating Humanitarian Heroes around the world- people from all walks of life who have committed their lives for the betterment of society.

The majority of CBM staff is employed on various projects in the field all over the world. CBM humanitarian workers put their lives in grave danger at times by continuing our work in conflict or disaster-prone regions to ensure the smooth implementation and running of our projects. 

This year we at CBM would like to highlight our humanitarian heroes and our partner organisations working in remote villages in various countries- from India and Laos to the Philippines. They are our heroes, committed to their work and driven to achieve our mission. 

Three different stories, three different countries. But a common thread runs through them all- the will and passion to contribute to global humanitarian efforts. CBM salutes these heroes on World Humanitarian Day! 

Read about our Humanitarian Heroes

"Adversity brings out the best in us"

Suresh, previously affected by leprosy, is now a national award winner. He has dedicated his life to helping people with disabilities.


Celebrating Humanitarian Heroes in the Philippines

This World Humanitarian Day 2014 we are highlighting our partners in the Philippines- ADPI


Celebrating our partners: A fruitful alliance with The National Ophthalmology Centre, Vientiane, Laos

Dr. Holanouphap has been working tirelessly to save the sight of cataract patients. He strives for a higher quality of life for them.



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