19 August is World Humanitarian Day - UN and Irish NGOs honour aid workers who risk their lives; launch new security guidelines

18 august 2013
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) takes place on August 19th each year and is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. 
 
The day was designated by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 UN staff. 
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