World Humanitarian Day 2022 Theme, Quotes, Images, Logo, Activities, History, Poster, Ideas:
World Humanitarian Day is celebrated every year on August 19. It is a day in which we honour humanitarian workers who save lives and provide protection to people most in need in humanitarian crises, and remember those workers who have been killed or injured in the course of their work. World Humanitarian Day this year has also been a day dedicated to recognising the frontline healthcare workers who provide life-saving support during the pandemic and during climate-related emergencies. We recognise humanitarian workers who provide such support traversing severe circumstances and putting themselves in real danger – harsh geographical terrain, warzones, in the midst ofnatural disaster, or at risk of contracting disease.
Humanitarians At Home: There’s no lack of need right here in the US, where we rank 50th in the world in safe birth outcomes (Amnesty Intnl). We encourage our supporters to reach out to vulnerable women here in our very own communities. There are also countless ways you can help women abroad right from your own home.
· Personal Service: No act of kindness is too small to make a big impact.
Support the girls, women and mothers in your own family, neighborhood, church, school, and community by:
- Helping with homework, childcare, dinner or carpooling,
- Teaching a friend to write a business plan or balance her checkbook.
- Mentoring a local teenager struggling with school or applying to college.
- Shoveling snow, shopping for groceries or running errands for older neighbors.
The YWCA, one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls and families, is always seeking volunteers to provide services that meet specific community needs like:
- Mentoring teen moms,
- Fundraising for scholarships,
- Helping supply emergency housing projects for homeless women and those experiencing domestic violence
- Providing office support,
- Tutoring English as a second language
This day was designated in memory of the 19 August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 22 people, including the chief humanitarian in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly formalized the day as World Humanitarian Day (WHD).
Each year, WHD focuses on a theme, bringing together partners from across the humanitarian system to advocate for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises, and for the safety and security of aid workers.
This year, we highlight the immediate human cost of the climate crisis by pressuring world leaders to take meaningful climate action for the world’s most vulnerable people.