The world has survived and is still surviving through tough times because of men and women, young and old who promote human welfare by giving support where and when needed; World Humanitarian Day is a day set apart to celebrate these selfless people.
World Humanitarian Day is celebrated every 19th of August to commemorate humanitarian workers who have sustained injuries or were killed in the course of carrying out their duties. Aid and health workers are especially celebrated for their efforts in preserving lives even in odd situations across the world.
The year 2020 celebration of World Humanitarian Day has been tagged “Providing life-saving support during the pandemic”. This seeks to appreciate the efforts of humanitarian workers who despite the COVID-19 pandemic have gone through difficult hurdles to attend to the needs of over 54 countries who are seriously affected by the spread of the virus.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) celebrates all Humanitarian workers on this year’s celebration of World Humanitarian Day. We use this opportunity to request that more people arise to cater to the welfare of others according to their capacities and that Governments and necessary stakeholders continue to provide support and protection for humanitarians so that they can carry out their duties and in turn ensure peace and security.