Bhubaneswar, August 19 (LocalWire): The World Humanitarian Day was established by the United Nations in 2009 to honour humanitarian aid workers throughout the world, including those currently providing humanitarian assistance and those who had lost their lives serving the humankind.
It’s held each year on 19 August to commemorate the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Iraq in which 22 people lost their lives, including the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Humanitarian aid workers provide life-saving assistance to people in need all over the world who are suffering for a number of reasons, but especially those who live in conflict zones or have been affected by a natural disaster.
The UN has dedicated the year 2019 World Humanitarian Day to women who have been working in crises throughout the world.
Women make up a large number of those who risk their own lives to save others.
They are often the first to respond and the last to leave. These women deserve to be celebrated.
The Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) observes the World Humanitarian Day by conducting a meeting in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Group (IAG) and Action Aid.
Schools and colleges across Odisha conduct debates, creative writing competitions, and awareness and fund collection drive to mark the day.
There are more than 3,314 active NGOs working in the fields of education, healthcare and hygiene, and family planning, along with constant support and intervention of the state government.
Being a humanitarian doesn’t have to mean traveling to a war zone – the point of humanitarian aid is to alleviate people’s suffering and maintain human dignity.
There are humanitarian organisations all over the world, and pretty much all of them are in need of resources.
If you are able to donate your time to one of these organisations, that’s wonderful.
If you can’t, they sure could use some money to enable their workers to provide resources to those who are suffering.