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What are humanitarians actually doing, and where can you find them?

Some of the world’s most amazing people are not headline grabbers, and they often choose to work behind the scenes as aid workers.

On World Humanitarian Day, we want to showcase the work they do around the world, from health workers setting up water tanks for Syrian refugees to volunteers educating people on gender-based violence in South Sudan.

Check out our selection of pictures, gathered from some of the biggest aid organizations.

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About the author

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.