World Humanitarian Day 

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About World Humanitarian Day 

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Dates of World Humanitarian Day 
2023 United Nations Saturday, August 19thWorld Humanitarian Day 
2022 United Nations Friday, August 19thWorld Humanitarian Day 
2021 United Nations Thursday, August 19thWorld Humanitarian Day 
2020 United Nations Wednesday, August 19thWorld Humanitarian Day 
2019 United Nations Monday, August 19thWorld Humanitarian Day 
Summary
A day to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

On August 19th 2003, a terrorist attack hit the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 people. Among those who lost their lives was Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN’s top representative in Iraq.

Five years later, the General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day. Every year since then, the humanitarian community has organized global campaigns to commemorate WHD, advocating for the safety and security of humanitarian aid workers, and for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises.

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