World Humanitarian Day is on 19th August, the day when, in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. It’s a day to remember all the people affected by humanitarian crises around the world and those who lost their lives in humanitarian service.
As the world becomes a more and more volatile place, there’s an urgent need to realise a greater sense of responsibility and develop a sense of global community. World Humanitarian Day aims to inspire action and make it clear that we stand in solidarity against conflict, torture, disease, famine, suffering and the poor leadership that often turns a blind eye. This day is a great opportunity to get involved and do something to help those who need it the most.
One way you can get involved is to donate your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts for 24 hours. By joining British singer Leona Lewis, Australian pop star Cody Simpson, Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang and Brazilian footballer Ricardo Kaka, who have already donated their feeds, you too can give a voice to the voiceless.
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