This year’s edition of World Humanitarian day marks the 11th year celebration of the day.
On World Humanitarian Day (WHD) August 19, the world commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work, and we honour all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need.
This day was designated in memory of the 19 August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 22 people, including the chief humanitarian in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly formalized the day as World Humanitarian Day.
This year is especially monumental because humanitarian workers have had to carry out their duties even in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic across countries across the world.
We celebrate humanitarian workers across the world for the awesome work they continue to do for every one in need.
Source: United Nations