Celebrating 25 years of saving lives
We’re delighted to announce that Human Appeal is 25 years old this year! For a quarter of a century, we’ve been saving lives and protecting the dignity of some the world’s most vulnerable people.
Human Appeal was founded by a group of students in Manchester who wanted to make the world a better place. Inspired to act during the 91’ East Africa drought, they left for Sudan with emergency aid and sponsored 20 orphans in need. From the darkness of desperation, our founders lit a torch of hope that still shines today.
It’s amazing what a small act of kindness can do. A charity was born, which is still providing emergency aid and development programmes for tens of millions of people around the globe.
Meet Hasina from Rahiem Dad Paro in Tarpakar, Pakistan. At just seven years old, Hasina spends her time taking care of her neighbour’s orphaned baby. She used to walk three to four kilometres every day, just to collect water from an unsafe source. Many people in the village would get ill from the dirty, contaminated water. So we installed a safe water pump – because safe water saves lives.
This year alone, we’ve helped to refurbish universities devastated by conflict in Gaza. We’ve raised awareness and prevented the spread of HIV and hepatitis to potentially thousands of people in Pakistan. We’ve provided thousands of tons of flour to millions of people starving in besieged areas of Syria, and much, much more.
We’ve achieved all this through our work with local partners and we are so proud of all we have done. Our safe water projects are supporting whole communities. Our emergency aid programmes have saved lives in areas devastated by conflict and natural disaster. And our health, education and sustainable livelihood projects are healing and empowering the disadvantaged and dispossessed.
Together, we’ve delivered aid that saves and transforms lives. We’ve helped others to smile when there’s little to smile about. That’s what makes us human - and it really is something to celebrate.
Thanks to our amazing donors, volunteers, partners and staff, we’ve positively impacted millions of lives since 1991. Thank you! Please join us this year as we celebrate being 25!