On the basis of the fundamental principles on which humanitarian aid is based – including humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence – The theme and actions of World Humanitarian Day 2021 will highlight the immediate consequences of the climate emergency for the world’s most vulnerable people.
It will also ensure that their voices are heard and their demands are high on the agenda during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. #The Human Race. A global challenge for action against climate disasters, in solidarity with the people who need it most.
LET US ALSO TAKE UP THE APPEAL OF CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS!
(a confederation of 162 organisations working with grassroots communities in 200 countries and territories)
“…integral human ecology is the only solution to the many ongoing crises.
It therefore urges decision-makers
“to take courageous steps to address climate change, the pandemic and its consequences, and the political unrest in Afghanistan and Lebanon.”
Caritas Internationalis refers to the recent earthquake in Haiti, drought, environmental degradation, rising sea levels, typhoons, floods and forest fires. “These are all phenomena,” he stresses, “triggered by a lack of care for the environment, which has led to climate change and the ecological crisis”.