World Humanitarian Day

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Source: United Nations Twitter Page

Tomorrow, Wednesday August 19th, is World Humanitarian Day!

World Humanitarian Day, was designated by the General Assembly of the United Nations, following the day when, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq 12 years ago.
The significance of the day is meant to honor all of the people who have been affected by humanitarian crises across the globe, in addition to those who have lost their lives doing humanitarian service work. World Humanitarian Day is dedicated to celebrating the good nature and spirit, which inspires folks across the globe to participate in humanitarian work around the world.

Although it seems our world is brewing with negativity at every turn, it’s also becoming more evident how important sustaining the value of humanitarian aid to those less fortunate is; You see, it is vital that we garner and value a sense of responsibility towards our global community.

World Humanitarian Day acts as a tool of inspiration, all the while reminding the global stage that it’s our responsibility to stand in “solidarity against conflict, torture, disease, famine, suffering and the poor leadership that often turns a blind eye. This day is a great opportunity to get involved and do something to help those who need it the most.”WorldHumanitarianDay.Org

This year, the United Nations and its partners are inviting all around the globe with access to social media to participate in World Humanitarian Day, by donating your social feed to share stories that matter to you! This call to action, is meant to inspire our world’s humanity, focused through our own lens, all by becoming active messengers for Humanity.

Tomorrow is the first day of this call to action, and Y’s can participate in building this global sense of momentum, simply through our social action… Something we spend our entire day doing anyways, can now actually make a difference! Share #Hashtags and #PersonalTales on your social networks account and lets get trending, on the importance of helping our brothers and sisters.

The UN Secretary- General, Ban Ki-moon’s Message for 2015 was clear…

“On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the selfless dedication and sacrifice of workers and volunteers from around the world who devote themselves – often at great personal risk – to assisting the world’s most vulnerable people.

This year, more than 100 million women, men and children need life-saving humanitarian assistance. The amount of people affected by conflict has reached levels not seen since the Second World War, while the number of those affected by natural and human-induced disasters remains profound…

On this World Humanitarian Day I urge everyone to show solidarity as global citizens by signing up to the #ShareHumanity campaign. By donating your social media feeds for just one day you can promote humanitarian action and help to give a voice to the voiceless by sharing their stories of crisis, hope and resilience.”

August 19th is also dedicated to drawing attention to the humanitarian needs of mankind worldwide and the understanding that international cooperation in meeting these needs is imperative. Humanitarian work is meant to support communities in rebuilding after disasters, with long term approaches by becoming more resilient to future crises, advocating for voices of Human Rights violations to be heard, and aiding to build sustainable peace in areas of conflict.

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