You ask why the World Humanitarian Day is on August 19th? The answer is as simple as brutal: On this day in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. “It’s a day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.”
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“World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work worldwide because thousands of people are doing incredible work every day. But unfortunately some of them pay the ultimate price. This World Humanitarian Day, we honour those humanitarians who face danger to help people in need. We remember their sacrifice. By tweeting #humanitarianheroes you stand in support for those who risk their lives every day.”
Read more and visit the world map to see the support taking place around the world leading up to and on this important day: