World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August, the day in 2003 when 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UworldmoreN headquarters in Baghdad. In December 2008, the UN General Assembly decided to designate this day as World Humanitarian Day. It’s a day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit of people helping people that motivates this work. Additionally, it’s a day to draw attention to humanitarian needs worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in meeting these needs.

This year, the theme is: The world needs more. . .

Check out the photo gallery from the United Nations.

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