World Humanitarian Day

19 August: World Humanitarian Day

The World Humanitarian Day is annualy held on 19 August to celebrate aid work and to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

This year’s theme is ‘The world needs more…’ and encourages people to submit one word that they believe the world needs more of.


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