World Humanitarian Day

Infographic: World Humanitarian Day

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August 19 is World Humanitarian Day

  • 97 million people affected by natural disasters
  • More than 1.3 billion people still lack access to electricity
  • Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-borne illness, such as diarrhea
  • 51.2 million people forcibly displaced by violence and conflict
  • About 768 million people without access to safe water source
  • About 800 women die every day from maternal causes

Learn more about how CDC works to build public health capacity globally during—and after—humanitarian emergencies.

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Page last reviewed: July 19, 2017
Content source: Global Health