A Tribute to Aid and Health Workers
Why Do We Celebrate WHD?
World Humanitarian Day is observed on August 19 and honors the dedication and commitment of relief workers to serving humanity. Established by the United Nations in 2009, this day commemorates the anniversary of the bomb attack on the United Nation's headquarters in the Canal Hotel of Baghdad on August 19, 2003. The attack resulted in 22 deaths, including the then High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sérgio Vieira de Mello.