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12:00 AM, August 18, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 18, 2016

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is observed each year on August 19 to honour the aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and inspire people to advocate for humanitarian action. The day was designated by the General Assembly seven years ago to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. This year, the UN and its partners are calling for global solidarity with the more than 130 million people around the world who need humanitarian assistance to survive. Under the theme of 'One Humanity', World Humanitarian Day will highlight how the world came together in Istanbul for the World Humanitarian Summit earlier this year, and made strong commitments to support people affected by crisis and ensure that aid workers can safely and more effectively deliver to those in need. Let us pledge to work to serve humanity better. 

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