Action Hour

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About Action Hour

Action Hour for refugees is held annually on 19 August – United Nations World Humanitarian day.

This year, we’re asking you to give up just one hour of your time to take action and become a humanitarian for the 65 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict and persecution.

An hour is all it takes

The number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide has reached unprecedented levels, with over 65 million people forcibly displaced. This increased by six million people during 2015.

The UN Refugee Agency is responsible for protecting all of these people, but we desperately need your help.

Take Action

You can make a difference. An hour is all it takes.
In just one hour you could do so many things.

Join us for Action Hour in support of humanitarian emergencies.
Everybody has the power to make a difference in the world.
- including, and especially, you.


Become a humanitarian



1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people

2. of or pertaining to ethical or theological humanitarianism

3. pertaining to the saving of lives or to the alleviation of suffering


4. a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms, as a philanthropist

5. a person who professes ethical or theological humanitarianism

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Why we need your help

Funds raised during ACTION HOUR will be supporting key humanitarian emergencies globally, including Syria, South Sudan and Central African Republic.

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