Posts Tagged: world humanitarian day

People helping people- a celebration of World Humanitarian Day

  Photo: Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis Today, I had the opportunity to join with UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon, Undersecretary General Valerie Amos, Executive Director of UNICEF Anthony Lake as well as other senior United Nations officials in celebrating World Humanitarian Day at UN Headquarters in New York City. This is the third year… Read more »

Statement on World Humanitarian Day

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on World Humanitarian Day, August 19, 2011 On World Humanitarian Day, we recognize the heroes who brave danger to deliver aid where it is most desperately needed. Humanitarians save lives, mitigate the cycle of chronic desperation that makes the world less safe, and… Read more »

World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to celebrate people helping people. It is designated as a day to recognize the efforts, sacrifices and contributions of those people who, sometimes at the risk of their own lives, give other people help and hope..  Give thanks today and every day for humanitarian aid workers around the… Read more »