Book Display: World Humanitarian Day

19th August 2023 is World Humanitarian Day, a yearly day of observance established by the UN to recognise the contributions of humanitarian workers. Their theme this year is “the importance, effectiveness and positive impact of humanitarian work.” In recognition of the day, why not take a look at some of the books the Library has on humanitarian work and humanitarianism from a public health perspective? The latest Library book display should have you covered for these topics, but if you want to browse more, try shelf mark SQD for further volumes on disasters and emergencies, or search the Library catalogue on Discover

Blue illustration of a truck carrying food and clothing, with an cartoon heart and health service cross sign above it.
Humanitarian aid icon created by Design Circle – Flaticon. URL:

Books on display