World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.
World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. It marks the day on which the then Special Representative of the Secretary-Generalto Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues were killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad.
World Humanitarian Day aims to increase public awareness about humanitarian assistance activities worldwide and the importance of international cooperation.
World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to humanitarians worldwide, as well as to increase public understanding of humanitarian assistance activities. The day aims to honor humanitarian workers who have lost their lives or injured themselves in the course of their work, and to acknowledge the ongoing work of humanitarian staff around the world.
Many communities and organizations try to increase the importance of humanitarians by distributing publicity and information material. Additionally, some try to speak to the press to help spread these key messages of World Humanitarian Day, while other groups organize public events worldwide that feature humanitarian work. To get more events view here.