Everyone is a Humanitarian
Project HOPE is looking for committed humanitarians to join us in improving the lives of those facing urgent health emergencies in Ukraine, Ethiopia, and beyond. Whatever your passion and talents, you can help improve access to health care for women, children, and communities around the world.
War. Climate change. Hunger. In a world of big problems, it’s easy to feel like you can’t make a difference.
You can. In fact, the world needs you to more than ever.
Project HOPE has been responding to the world’s most urgent health crises for nearly 65 years. In Ukraine, Ethiopia, Haiti, and around the world, our team of 900 humanitarians strong is improving access to health care in communities facing the world’s most devastating emergencies.
Health is a fundamental human right. But not everyone has the same chance to access health care and live a full, healthy life. Project HOPE is working to build a more equitable world where everyone, everywhere has access to the health care they need.
If you’re passionate about building a more equitable world where everyone has access to the health care they deserve, you can help.
Take the “I am a Humanitarian” pledge today!
What Does A Humanitarian Do?
Who are the humanitarians changing the world today?
The gamers, streamers, pledge-signers, Congress-callers, frontline-workers, coffee-shop fundraisers, and mission supporters who make our work possible.
In short, everyone.
When it comes to building a more equitable world, all of us have a role to play. No matter how old you are or where you live, your gifts and talents can support Project HOPE’s mission to build a world where everyone has access to the health care they need to reach their full potential.
You don’t have to board a ship or have a medical degree to be a humanitarian. You just need to have a passion for building a better world and a desire to use your gifts and talents to support a mission you believe in.
Everyone is a humanitarian. And there’s plenty of work to do. Meet a few of Project HOPE’s humanitarians around the globe.
Hope Around the World
Here are just some of the people who inspire us and prove that anyone has the power to be a force for hope—and change—in their community.
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A Unique Lens on Humanitarianism
Photographers get a unique perspective at what humanitarianism looks like. In the aftermath of disaster, in busy clinics, and in rural communities far from care, their work highlights how Project HOPE is improving access to health care for communities in need. We asked some of our photographers to share their favorite photos they’ve shot for Project HOPE and what the images have to say about the power of humanitarian work.
“These are two of my favorite images I shot for Project HOPE in the south of Haiti. Both girls are very young, 15 or 16 years old, and pregnant. They arrived at the mobile clinic set up by Project HOPE in an extremely remote area in the south of Haiti. The nearest hospital is over an hour’s drive on a moto, on a very rough road.
“My journey in Haiti as a photographer began in 2010 after the earthquake, and one of first images I took was of a young pregnant 15-year-old girl living in the camps for displaced persons in a dusty shantytown of Port-au-Prince. Haiti is so hard. To be young and pregnant in this country is just so difficult. And if medical services can come to young women living in remote parts of the country, how can the images made from these times not be my favorite?”
“When I think of humanitarian work, my mind first conjures up images of supplies and care reaching areas struck by natural disasters or countries with the highest poverty rates in the world. I don’t immediately think of rural communities in the southeast like Toccoa, Georgia.
While visiting Open Arms Health Clinic earlier this year to document Project HOPE’s support of free and charitable clinics across the southeast, I met Donald and his partner Sandra. They are patients of the free clinic and on the day of my visit, they were both on-site to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination.
While they sat in the waiting room for the mandatory 15 minutes after their shot, Sandra’s cell phone rang. Her daughter said that she and her family had just tested positive for COVID-19. Donald looked at me and said this is why they came in to get the free COVID shot today. Due to his heart condition and Sandra’s lungs, they are both at high risk. The vaccination they had just received could actually save both of their lives.
As they left the clinic in their RV, I thought the free COVID-19 vaccine they had just received through Project HOPE’s support, could actually save both of their lives.”
How You Can Help
Whatever your gifts, talents, or passions, you can support Project HOPE’s mission to improve access to health care around the world. Here are a few ways to help:
Take the I am a Humanitarian pledge
Download the humanitarian certificate once completing the pledge. Sign it, take a selfie with it and share with your networks, using #worldhumanitarianday to spread the word.
Make A Gift To Support Our Work
Our lifesaving work around the globe isn’t possible without the support of people like you! And with more than 87% of our expended resources going to support our health projects around the globe, you can be confident that your support is bringing hope to those who need it most.
Stream for HOPE
If you’re a content creator, you can start a charity stream on Tiltify to stream for Project HOPE and raise funds for our mission. Tag us on social @projecthopeorg to let us know about your charity stream so we can thank you!
Host A Fundraiser
Create a fundraiser for Project HOPE on Facebook or Instagram and encourage your friends and family to donate.
Spread The Word
Follow Project HOPE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn (@projecthopeorg) and share our posts to help spread the word about diabetes and Project HOPE’s impact around the world.
When you support Project HOPE, you can know that you truly are improving access to health care for women, children, and communities around the world. In 2021, our work reached more than 3 million people worldwide.
But that’s not all we did. We also:
- Trained more than 151,000 health care workers and frontline personnel.
- Distributed more than 18 million pieces of PPE.
- Donated $51 million in essential equipment, medicines, and medical supplies.
- Reached more than 145,000 women, newborns, and children under 5.
- Reached more than 267,000 people affected by disasters and humanitarian crises.
- Reached more than 115,000 people affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Reached more than 1.7 million people with or at risk of noncommunicable diseases.
Right now, our teams are on the ground in Ukraine, the Horn of Africa, and other health crises actively delivering medicines, medical supplies, mental health support, and other urgent assistance.