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On World Humanitarian Day, GHAEA recognises that the climate emergency is a humanitarian crisis

The climate emergency is wreaking havoc across the world at a scale that people on the front lines and in the humanitarian community cannot manage.

Time is already running out for millions of the world’s most vulnerable people – those who have contributed least to the global climate emergency but are hit the hardest. Millions of people are already losing their homes, their livelihoods and their lives.


Most climate campaigns focus on slowing climate change and securing the planet's future. Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2021 GHAEA comes together with the UN to support the world's most vulnerable people and the immediate consequences of climate change.


In the race against the climate crisis, we can’t leave anyone behind.


Understanding that we are all responsible for putting vulnerable people at the forefront of our actions, GHAEA joins the UN in challenging world leaders to commit to listen to their needs at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. Business leaders must add their voices to the call and stand in solidarity with those in need and work together in the spirit of Sustainable Develop Goal 17 Partnerships responding to their needs.


GHAEA challenges individuals to run, ride, walk, swim or simply sign up and take part in #TheHumanRace to send a message of solidarity and demand climate action for the people who need it most.



GHAEA Challenges you to Join the Race!






Most climate campaigns focus on slowing climate change and securing the planet's future. Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2021, GHAEA comes together with the UN to support the world's most vulnerable people and the immediate consequences of climate change.

On World Humanitarian Day, 19 August, we commemorate humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work, and we honour all aid workers who provide life-saving support and protection to the women, men and children most in need, despite the odds.

World Humanitarian Day was designated in memory of the bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, on 19 August 2003. Twenty-two people were killed, including the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day.