Days left to sponsor and share words

What is world humanitarian day?

World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August, the day in 2003 when 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. It's a day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit of people helping people that motivates this work. This year the The World Needs More campaign was launched in support of World Humanitarian Day to raise much-needed funds to continue the effort to help others.

The world’s first marketplace for words

Why words?

Words are the most powerful currency we have. They are the way we all express ourselves; they are the path to diplomacy, peace and understanding. But imagine if you said the world needs more #shelter, and it actually created shelter for somebody?

This year we are launching a first-of-its-kind project to turn words into aid. To do this, we created the world’s first marketplace for words. This allows brands, organizations and individuals to sponsor a word and raise the money that’s needed to support humanitarian aid operations that help people in need.

The more you share and donate, the more we raise for humanitarian aid.

Two ways to sponsor a word


Support a word

Where does the money go?

UN agencies and aid organizations


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