Friday, 19 August 2016

World Humanitarian Day - August 19th

World Humanitarian Day is celebrated annually on August 19th.

On August 19, 2003 there was a brutal terrorist attack on UN Headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 people. In December 2008, the United Nation decided to designate August 19th as World Humanitarian Day.

This day honours those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions. Humanitarian aid workers strive to provide life-saving assistance and long term rehabilitation to disaster affected communities, regardless of where are in the world and without discrimination based on nationality, social group, religion, sex, race or any other factor.

The theme for 2016 World Humanitarian Day is "One Humanity".

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