World Humanitarian Day 2018

August 19, 2018 in the World

An airplane airdrops pallets of water and food over a disaster area.

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) falls on August 19, 2018 and is a global celebration of people helping people. The awareness day was designated by the United Nations in an effort to raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide and the people who risk their lives in order to provide it. Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. The United Nations invites all Member States and the entities of the United Nations system, within existing resources, as well as other international organizations and non-governmental organizations, to observe WHD annually in an appropriate manner.

Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural disaster and man-made disaster. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. It may therefore be distinguished from development aid, which seeks to address the underlying socioeconomic factors which may have led to a crisis or emergency. Aid is funded by donations from individuals, corporations, governments and other organizations. The funding and delivery of humanitarian aid is increasingly international, making it much faster, more responsive, and more effective in coping with to major emergencies affecting large numbers of people. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is World Humanitarian Day?
Worldwide
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When is World Humanitarian Day?
Sunday, the 19th of August 2018
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