On World Humanitarian Day (Wednesday 19th August 2020), we are bringing you stories from crisis situations around the world, where New Zealanders have been working and local communities have been mobilising to respond to disasters in Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, and Bangladesh.
Each year, World Humanitarian Day is marked to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. This year, as disasters such as the Beirut explosion happen in the midst of a global pandemic and runaway climate breakdown, New Zealand’s humanitarian obligations are needed more than ever.
We’ll be hearing from:
– Dr Darren Brunk – Humanitarian Specialist at Oxfam NZ
– Trish Murray – International Programmes Coordinator at CWS
– Mark Mitchell – Head of Fragile Contexts at World Vision NZ
At the Webinar, you’ll hear on the ground stories from humanitarian responses. We’ll also explore what each of our own personal stories are that connect us to the Big Hearts campaign calling for the New Zealand government to stand with the world at this time. And we’ll share how we can each use those stories to spread the word about the campaign to more people.
ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89882204967?pwd=N1oycExEM2s3REdzUUxyUG84OU05dz09
WATCH ON FACEBOOK LIVE: https://www.facebook.com/OxfamNZ
This webinar is part of the Big Hearts campaign, calling on the government to boost New Zealand’s overseas aid and climate action, to build a strong global community.
To learn more about the campaign and to take action, visit www.bighearts.org.nz