What is a humanitarian worker? What do they do? And why on earth do they do it? The theme for this year’s World Humanitarian Day* is #NoMatterWhat and we’re introducing you to some of our own staff and partner staff who will be talking about what their work involves and how they find the strength, courage and motivation to keep doing it – often in the face of challenging circumstances.
Christianity and humanitarian work
As Christians, our God-given mandate to love our neighbours as ourselves calls us all into a space of helping each other and finding ways to meet the needs of those around us: to loose the chains of injustice and set the oppressed free; to share food with the hungry and clothe the naked; and to provide shelter to those in need of it. (Isaiah 58:6–7)
We all have a part to play, right where we are. Indeed, we do not believe that poverty is God’s plan, but that we, you, and the whole church are.
For some, the outworking of this call to meet the needs of others becomes their daily work.
This World Humanitarian Day, we’d love to introduce you to a few of the people working for and with Tearfund around the world, making a difference in the lives of people daily #NoMatterWhat.
Disaster response in Burundi
Project Manager, Help Channel Burundi
Tearfund’s local partner organisation in Burundi
‘I feel I have the passion to reach out to these people because God has given us a responsibility to reach out to these people in need #NoMatterWhat.’