World Humanitarian Day on August 19 honours humanitarian aid workers all over the world.

Established by the UN in 2009, this day commemorates  the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Iraq. 22 people lost their lives, including the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Humanitarian aid workers provide life-saving assistance to suffering people all over the world. Those workers who live in conflict zones or in areas devastated by natural disasters are especially vulnerable

The day pays tribute to the thousands of humanitarian workers who gave their lives and suffered injuries in the course of their work

The ‘Theme’ of World Humanitarian Day 2022
According to the United Nations, the theme for this year is ‘to show the importance, effectiveness, and positive impact of humanitarian work’.

This is the day to honor all those workers who continue their service to provide support and protection to people in need.