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6 Must-See Humanitarian YouTube Channels That’ll Inspire You

Through YouTube, you get an extensive and detailed look at the world of compassionate people and organizations. Follow them and gain more insight into the beautiful work of humanitarians and aid workers.

Humanitarians on YouTube

We admit that we use YouTube pretty often. It is the platform we use to post or to watch a video. YouTube has all sorts of video on nearly every subject, including humanitarian work. Posting and commenting on YouTube videos plays a substantial role in the day to day life of humanitarian individuals and organizations. Each of these groups post on their YouTube channel pretty often. By doing so, they provide a unique look into the world which those who need it most are helped on a daily basis. 

  • OCHA Films
    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) mobilizes and coordinates effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors. You can find regularly updated videos regarding all sorts of humanitarian work such as helping children in conflict, drought, and war. It is a very powerful channel.
    They are about people. With support from donors and partners, they connect motivated villages to resources and tools that give the inhabitants a chance to change their lives. By building skills alongside capacities and leadership of the villagers, all communities can break the cycle of poverty. Their very frequently updated YouTube channel is a great asset and adds an insightful in-the-field view to their inspiring work.
  • Harvard Humanitarian
    The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is a university-wide center whose mission is to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide. You'll find interesting lectures and interviews regarding humanitarian aid worker issues such as training, the duty of care and coordination on their YouTube channel.
  • Project for Awesome
    This compassionate initiative is an annual charity event on YouTube in which users all over the world upload videos about their favorite charity. Everyone can participate. During Project for Awesome event, thousands of people post videos about or advocating for charities that decrease the overall level of, as they put it, ‘world suck.' As a community, Project for Awesome promotes these videos and raises money for the charities.
  • JacksGap
    JacksGap rapidly developed from a weekly gap year blog into a massive online channel dedicated to traveling. In a video dubbed South Africa 2013, the twins chronicled their journey to the Waterberg Welfare Society, a South African organization that aims to raise awareness and provide support to people living with HIV in the community. They have regularly been focusing on charities and humanitarian work ever since.
  • Raptim Humanitarian Travel
    Our very own YouTube channel offers videos based on our idea that compassion matters. People that care are required in the most uncommon places on earth. They prevent illness, provide educate, train, build, rebuild, work with compassion and give hope to those who have lost it already. Take a look at our channel for videos which underline our way of thinking.

We closely collaborate with compassionate individuals and organizations, such as NGOs, volunteer, and faith-based organizations. Together, we strive to the best of our capabilities to help those who need it most. Please take a look at the inspiring footage from any of the organizations or individuals mentioned above.

Also be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more about why we think compassion really matters.