August 19 is World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations (2014) provides the following information about World Humanitarian Day:
World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.
World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.
This year the UN and its humanitarian partners continue their ground-breaking campaign called The world needs more… which is the first-of-its-kind project that turns words into aid.
To get involved and to learn more about the campaign visit:www.worldhumanitarianday.org
- United Nations World Humanitarian Day 2014. Retrieved from: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/