Kuwait celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2013
Under the patronage of the UN Secretary General’s Humanitarian Envoy, Dr. Abdullah Matouq Al-Matouq, the Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization and the Consultant of the Amir of Kuwait, we are putting together an event on the 19th of August 2013 in partnership with UNDP to join communities and organizations all over the world in celebrating World Humanitarian Day (WHD) for the first time.
The aim behind this event is to raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide and the people who risk their lives in order to provide aid to people in need. It marks the day on which 22 United Nations and Non-Governmental Organization workers lost their lives in an attack on the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. The WHD event in Kuwait will allow people to be part of a worldwide celebrated event and participate successfully in contributing to the humanitarian workers around the world. On 19 August 2013, WHD will become a global celebration of humanitarian action under the campaign theme of “THE WORLD NEEDS MORE ...”
Often we watch the humanitarian disasters and crises in the news and wonder how we can help and often we want to be heard, now is the time for everyone and anyone to engage and show their support as the goal of WHD for 2013 is to generate awareness to emergencies around the globe. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity for communities and individuals to acknowledge aid workers’ efforts to reduce human suffering and participate with their words.
“THE WORLD NEEDS MORE …” Humanitarian workers around the world risk their lives in the line of duty, 10 years ago today, 22 United Nations and Non-Governmental Organization workers lost their lives in an attack on the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. Join us on the 19th of August 2013 at 5:00 pm at Al-Hamra Mall or repost and tag #worldhumanitarianday to reach as many people as we can. What do you think the world needs more of? Contribute with your word and help build a local movement to support a world event.