World Humanitarian Day: I Was Here.
World Humanitarian Day was created in 2008 to commemorate those who lost their lives in humanitarian service, and to honour those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions of people around the world.
It’s about celebrating the spirit of helping others.
This year, the UN, together with American singer Beyoncé, launched a global campaign to reach “1 billion people, on 1 day, with 1 message of hope.” The campaign uses the platform Thunderclap, which harnesses Facebook and Twitter to disseminate one unified message.
The call to action? Perform one act of kindness.
This World Humanitarian Day we extend our solemn thanks to aid workers battling malnutrition in the Sahel, where 1.5 million children are at risk of dying from nutrition-related illnesses. Learn more.