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World

Humanitarian

Day 

August 19th is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. 

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World Humanitarian Day

Kat Sellis, MBA

Kat is a hard working agent with Keller Williams, in beautiful East Bay of Northern California surrounded by Napa Wine Country, San Francisco, and Sil...

Kat is a hard working agent with Keller Williams, in beautiful East Bay of Northern California surrounded by Napa Wine Country, San Francisco, and Sil...

Aug 19 3 minutes read

A Look at the History

It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a Swedish-sponsored GA Resolution in 2008. It is celebrated annually on August 19, a day that commemorates the 2003 bombing of the UN Headquarters in Iraq.

 

More Background

The Foundation is dedicated to supporting initiatives and efforts to promote dialogue for peaceful reconciliation and co-existence between peoples and communities divided by conflict through an annual Sergio Vieira Mello Award, an Annual Sergio Vieira Mello Memorial Lecture, a Sergio Vieira de Mello Fellowship and advocating for the security and independence of humanitarian actors, wherever they may be operating and whomever they may be operating for

 

Things To Do on this Day

Donate to MedShare International. It recycles surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals and clinics and redistributes them to health care facilities in nations in need.

Watch a movie about humanitarian work. Some suggestions are: Hotel Rwanda (2004), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Beyond the Call (2006), Selma(2015), and the Normal Heart (2014).

Spread awareness on social media by using the hashtags #WorldHumanitarianDay, #WHD and #Humanitarianwork.


 



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