World Humanitarian Day 2020

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World Humanitarian Day 2020

Today that is on 19th August 2020 which World Humanitarian Day. This is a day which is dedicated to recognizing all people who lost their lives or have been injured working for humanitarian causes.

What is World Humanitarian Day?

World Humanitarian Day is a campaign by OCHA, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Theme of World Humanitarian Day 2020

#RealLifeHeroes – 2020 Theme of World Humanitarian Day 2020, A global Campaign to thank the people who have committed their lives to help others. The Campaign focuses on what drives humanitarians to continue to save and protect lives despite conflict, insecurity, lack of access and risks linked to Covid-19.

History of World humanitarian Day

On 19 August 2003, a bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad killed 22 humanitarian aid workers, including the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Five years later, the General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day.

Thus first World Humanitarian Day was observed on 19th August 2009

Top Humanitarian Quotes

We thought to share some of the humanitarian quotes that you can share today. These are from well-known humanitarians who shared their wisdom for helping others on this World Humanitarian Day 2020.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

– MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND CLERGYMAN

 “If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.”

– Mother Teresa,  founder of The Missionaries of Charity

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

– Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist and civil rights leader

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

– Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and former president of South Africa

“The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.”

– Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution and credited with saving over one billion people from starvation

These were TOP 5 quotes on Humanitarian Help and Services by ones who shared their Humanitarian services.

This year, the already difficult work carried out by humanitarians has been made even more so by the COVID-19 pandemic. On World Humanitarian Day we pay tribute and give a heartfelt thanks to these #RealLifeHeroes who help others, no matter how daunting task it is.