August 19th – World Humanitarian Day 2011
World Humanitarian Day is a celebration of people helping people. Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world.
Every year, disasters cause immense suffering for millions of people – usually the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals. Humanitarian aid workers strive to provide life-saving assistance and long term rehabilitation to disaster-affected communities, regardless of where they are in the world and without discrimination.
The day recognizes the sacrifices and contributions of those who risk their lives to give others help and hope. It is also about inspiring the spirit of aid work in everyone. Find out how you can join forces with United Nations and aid organizations worldwide and take action.
For a second year, the RET has been coordinating Geneva’s WHD and will be participating in the event on Friday 19th August in PARC DES BASTIONS, 18.00h – please come and join us, all welcome!