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International aid / development worker

International aid/development workers provide aid and assistance to people and communities in the developing world. Humanitarian aid work often involves responding to emergency situations, helping those affected by natural and man-made disasters, such as earthquakes and war.

International aid/development workers work with developing countries to set up long-term, sustainable solutions to problems. Working on development projects in fields such as education, sanitation, health and agriculture. You may also be involved with the development of urban and rural areas and small businesses.

Types of international aid work are diverse and encompass:

  • conflict
  • disaster preparedness
  • economics
  • education
  • environment
  • forced migration
  • gender equality
  • governance
  • healthcare
  • human rights
  • infrastructure
  • livelihoods
  • security
Related SDG Goal
SDG Goal 1: No Poverty
SDG Goal 2: Zero hunger
SDG Goal 3: Good health and well-being
SDG Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG Goal 9:  Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
SDG Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG Goal 13: Climate action
SDG Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

SGR, Globally Responsible Careers 2021