19 August 2012

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day 2012 is using social media and Beyoncé to promote "doing something good, somewhere, for someone else."  Visit the WHD site for more information.  Background about WHD is available via this UN page.

Here's a sampling of news stories and views on this year's WHD:

  • For World Humanitarian Day, UN Flags Power of Individual Action to Spark Change (UN News) [text]
  • Honoring Those Who Put Their Lives at Risk to Help Others (Women's Refugee Commission Blog) [text]
  • One Billion Messages Shared for World Humanitarian Day (OCHA) [text]
  • Remembering the Humanitarians (HPN Blog) [text]
  • World Humanitarian Day: Aid Worker Security Needs Continued Investment (RedR) [text]
  • World Humanitarian Day: Community Health Workers Get the Job Done (IRIN) [text]
  • World Humanitarian Day 2012 - Fundamental Weaknesses in International Humanitarian System Cost Lives (Humanitarian Futures Programme) [text]

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