World Humanitarian Day

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World Humanitarian Day

Today August 19th is World Humanitarian Day.

World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to celebrating people who have dedicated their lives and have done recognisable work to improve humanity.

The United Nations Website has this to say about World Humanitarian Day.

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

2018 World Humanitarian Day campaign: #NotATarget

This World Humanitarian Day we continue to bring attention to the millions of civilians affected by armed conflict every day. People in cities and towns struggle to find food, water, and safe shelter, while fighting drives millions from their homes. Children are recruited and used to fight, and their schools are destroyed. Women are abused and humiliated. As humanitarian workers deliver aid, and medical workers treat the wounded and sick, they are directly targeted, treated as threats, and prevented from bringing relief and care to those in desperate need.

The humanitarian concerns described here can’t possibly capture the lives of all those affected by conflict around the world. From people with disabilities, to the elderly, migrants, and journalists, all civilians caught in conflict need to be protected.

Join the #NotATarget movement and demand world leaders to do everything in their power to protect all civilians in conflict.

At Sarauta Magazine we are interested in celebrating the Humanitarians around us evidenced by our recent Not All Heroes Wear Capes Series. You can read about Swanta Blessing Bonat and KYCA Academy, Shuwargwe Damak and Arm the Child Foundation and Christine Ishanpepe Vihishima and Thinking Cap Literacy Initiative by clicking on the hyperlinks connected to their names.
Yesterday also on a sadder note, the world mourned the death of one of her finest humanitarians and diplomats – Mr Kofi Annan the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations. Mr Annan dedicated his life to the service of humanity and was outspoken about many issues affecting Africa and the world at large like education, equality and acceptance
of each other amongst other issues. Mr Annan will forever be remembered.
Be inspired by the stories of our Heroes who don’t wear Capes and people like Mr. Annan – go out and do something. Heal the World.
Also, enjoy Patorankings latest Music Video which was released coincidentally at the same time with World Humanitarian Day “Heal D World”

Last modified: April 10, 2021

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