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World Humanitarian Day

19/08/2019 - News
This is a key year for International Humanitarian Law, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions.
19/08/2016 - News
World Humanitarian Day on 19 August marks the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, when 22 humanitarian workers lost their lives, including the UN Special Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. On the...
18/12/2015 - Blog post
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sees the forthcoming World Humanitarian Summit as an opportunity to galvanise the global community into addressing human suffering of unprecedented proportions. The ICRC has played an active part...
19/08/2015 - Video
The European Union is committed to protecting humanitarian work and - every year - supports the World Humanitarian Day. 19 August marks the day in 2003 when 22 humanitarians lost their lives in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq....
19/08/2015 - News
Every day, brave men and women risk their lives in humanitarian service to assist victims of wars and natural disasters worldwide. On the occasion of today's World Humanitarian Day, the European Union pays tribute to their work and dedication.
19/08/2015
Each year 19 August marks the day, in 2003, when the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq were bombed and 22 people lost their lives. Ever since, the World Humanitarian Day is an occasion to commemorate the brave men and women who risk attack, injury...
19/08/2015
Each year, 19 August marks the day in 2003 when the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, were bombed and 22 people lost their lives. Ever since, every year the World Humanitarian Day is the occasion to commemorate the brave men and women who risk, and...
17/08/2015 - Blog post
Killings, kidnappings, attacks and lack of humanitarian access are challenges and dangers humanitarian workers face on a daily basis. World Humanitarian Day on 19 August is a day to honour those who risk their lives to help others – like Daniel...
02/06/2015 - News
In the early hours of 2 June 2015, nine staff members of the Czech NGO People in Need (PIN) were killed in Zare District of Balkh Province in Afghanistan by an unknown armed group. As a humanitarian partner of the European Commission, PIN carries...
19/08/2014 - Video
Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva pays tribute to the people who risk their lives everyday as their work continues to grow more dangerous. The nature of conflict is changing and over 51 million people were forced to flee in 2013. At the same time,...

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