UN Observance: World Humanitarian Day, August 19 2014

shutterstock_155004914smallOn August 19th we mark World Humanitarian Day in honor of aid workers, who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

What is 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 when 22 aid workers were killed.

It is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.

New Social Media Platform:

As part of World Humanitarian Day 2014, a new platform to inspire and mobilize the public on global emergencies will be launched. The site – Messengers of Humanity – will build a community of thousands of advocates that will be called upon to take action by sharing inspiring content on social networks.

Get Involved!

To get involved and to learn more about the campaign visit: http://www.worldhumanitarianday.org

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