World Humanitarian Day

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2022 Date19 August 2022
2023 Date19 August 2023
World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day History

World Humanitarian Day seeks to recognize the compassion and bravery of humanitarian workers. The day also serves to gain international cooperation to meet the needs of humanitarian work around the world. Humanitarian workers provide life-saving assistance like first aid. They also offer nutrition, shelter, and help with rebuilding after disaster strikes. These workers often battle violence, local diseases, and hunger while attempting to save lives and provide relief to those most in need.

World Humanitarian Day was established by the United Nations in December of 2008 to honor the sacrifices of humanitarian workers. It is celebrated annually on August 19, a day that commemorates the 2003 bombing of the UN Headquarters in Iraq.

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World Humanitarian Day Facts & Quotes

  • The US is the top national donor in terms of raw dollars allocated to humanitarian aid. However, among developed nations, it donates the lowest percentage of its GDP.
  • Despite all the money and aid that is being given for humanitarian relief, it is still estimated that one-third of all global humanitarian needs are not being met.
  • The UN’s humanitarian agencies rely on charitable donations from the public as well as the generosity of governments to continue their lifesaving work in response to natural disasters, armed conflicts and other emergencies. – Ban Ki-moon, current Secretary-General of the United Nations.

World Humanitarian Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Donate to MedShare International. It recycles surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals and clinics and redistributes them to healthcare facilities in nations in need. MedShare is rated as one of the best and most efficient charitable organizations in the world.
  • Watch a movie about humanitarian work. Here are our suggestions:
    Selma (2015)
    Normal Heart (2014)
    The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
  • Join a local or international humanitarian work project. Try raising money for a cause or volunteering for organizations that work with children, refugees, or the old and sick.

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