UN Observance: World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2015

WHD 1World 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.

World Humanitarian Day Pic 2This year, the UN and its humanitarian partners invite all of you to inspire the world’s humanity. The theme calls on you to join any of the world’s humanitarian organizations and become an active messenger of Humanity.

On 19 August World Humanitarian Day marked the beginning of a year long celebration of humanitarians around the world. In an effort to build a global sense of momentum, we call on our Messengers of Humanity to take an important social action on this day and share them on social networks and amplify the message.

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

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