What does World Humanitarian Day mean to the Palestinians?

August 19, 2017

Around the Globe, people are caught in perpetuated conflicts caused by wars, poverty, economic inequalities, political instability and others; causing millions of civilians to flee their homes and countries. Similarly, and since 1948 Palestinians continue to endure persistent dispossession, fragmentation, and military occupation. This year, the United Nations launched a campaign that highlighted the situation of the Peoples under conflict like Palestine, demanding the international community to do everything in their ‘power to protect civilians in conflict’. According to the United Nations, since 2003 World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held annually on August 19th to ‘pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world’.

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