World Humanitarian Day on August 19 honors humanitarian aid workers all over the world.
Established by the UN in 2009, this day commemorates the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Iraq.
22 people lost their lives, including the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Humanitarian aid workers provide life-saving assistance to suffering people all over the world.
Those workers who live in conflict zones or in areas devastated by natural disasters are especially vulnerable.
Anyone and everyone can be a humanitarian, so read on to learn more about the day and how you can help.
The day pays tribute to the thousands of humanitarian workers who gave their lives and suffered injuries in the course of their work.
Did you know that at one point in 2021, 235 million people in 26 countries required humanitarian assistance?
This is the day to honor all those workers who continue their service to provide support and protection to people in need.
On one occasion of this holiday, people celebrated with the theme ‘Human Race’. This holiday is a commemoration, but it can also be exciting and fun!