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World Humanitarian Day 2021 and its History

World Humanitarian Day 2021 and its History.

Each year, a theme is chosen to raise awareness of a crisis or cause that needs further attention.

Every year, August 19 is celebrated as World Humanitarian Day. People who have dedicated their lives to humanitarian causes and sacrificed their lives for the betterment of humanity are honored on this day.

History of Humanitarian Day

The day also marks the death of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Mello, along with 21 humanitarian workers, was killed in a bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 19, 2003.

Five years later, as part of a resolution on the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the United Nations, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated August 19 as World Humanitarian Day.

The theme of World Humanitarian Day 2021

Each year, a theme is chosen to raise awareness of a crisis or cause that needs further attention.

This year, the theme is “#TheHumanRace”, the global challenge for climate action in solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable population. The theme invites people to put the “needs of climate-vulnerable people at the center of the UN climate summit (COP26)”.

The United Nations urged people to express their solidarity with the cause. According to the UN, the expression of solidarity would also remind developed countries “to fulfill their promise of a decade of $ 100 billion annually for climate mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.”

How to help

People can join the movement by raising awareness of the cause. Using the hashtags, #TheHumanRace and #WorldHumanitarianDay, social media users can get their followers to join in and spread the word. Another way to help is to run, swim, walk or do an activity of your choice for a total of 100 minutes between August 16 and 31 in solidarity with vulnerable populations.

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