World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day, which happens annually on August 19th, honours humanitarian workers who give aid during crises and disasters worldwide. This date commemorates the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, emphasising the risks faced by these brave people.


Today is all about recognising that workers come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nations united by a common goal to alleviate suffering. Embracing this diversity is really important for effective response, as it offers a better understanding of the unique needs and challenges of affected communities. The truth is, we have a shared humanity that transcends differences – and that’s powerful stuff. Today is about inspiring collaboration among folks with varied expertise to ensure aid reaches those in need. It’s a reminder that, in times of crisis, our differences make us stronger as we work towards a more compassionate and equitable world – together.


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Learn More: about.worldhumanitarianday.org

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