World Humanitarian Day
Each year thousands of people risk their lives to work in humanitarian causes around the globe. These dedicated heroes risk their lives to help the least fortunate third world countries. They often work in areas where there is great social violence. This is World Humanitarian Day, which honors these heroes and their sacrifices.
The United Nations General Assembly established World Humanitarian Day to remember the deaths of Sergio Vieira de Mello, 21 UN humanitarians, and their loss in the bombing of Baghdad’s UN headquarters. Sergio had spent a lot of time trying to get the Draft together for World Humanitarian Day.
Sergio was born in Brazel and has worked tirelessly for over 30 years to help victims of armed conflicts by relieving their suffering and making sure that the world does not forget them. His campaign was all about raising awareness. He wanted to make sure that people in First World Countries and other places of peace understood that war was not just about the deaths of combatants or conflicts between governments. They are constantly fighting to survive in spite of the odds they face.
World Humanitarian Day was established to honor Sergio and thousands of others who strive to make the world a better destination for the poor, the hungry, and those who live in areas of starvation, war, or pestilence.
World Humanitarian Day is a time to mobilize your support for the poor and vulnerable around the globe. Education is key. Take the time to research the circumstances of the poorest countries in the world and study their wars. The everyday man who is often a victim to politics in a larger world than their small towns, but still suffers from violence and hardship every day.
Find a way to volunteer and go out. You can help improve the lives in these distant countries by volunteering your time or joining one of many charitable organizations.
Discuss the current situation with your colleagues and friends, educate others, and make sure everyone knows about the suffering of war-torn countries.