19th of august is observed every year is celebrated as World Humanitarian Day honour of all humanitarians . On this day, people also remember those who lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
World Humanitarian Day also marks the day on which the then Special Represents the secretary general to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and 21 aid workers were killed in the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad on August 19, 2003. 5 years later, the General Assembly adopted a resolution designating August 19 as World Humanitarian Day.
This year, the world body is focussing on the climate and its immediate human cost. With this, it aims to increase pressure on world leaders to take meaningful steps against climate change and save the world’s most vulnerable people.
The theme for world humanitarians day 2021 is not decided yet .past themes inciude celebrating women in the line of work for their tireless efforts without even thinking about their own lives and families . it was in 2019 that 24 women were honoured for becoming global change makers .
Every year, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs decides on a theme to encourage people to raise awareness about a prevailing crisis.
The UN also highlighted that the climate emergency is wreaking havoc across the world at a scale that the humanitarian community and people working at the forefront of the issue cannot manage.
“Time is already running out for millions of the world’s most vulnerable people those who have contributed least to the global climate emergency but are hit the hardest,” it also stated.
The UN said in the statement on its website “With most climate campaigns focused on slowing climate change and securing the planet’s future, World Humanitarian Day 2021 will highlight the immediate human cost of the climate crisis and pressure world leaders to take meaningful climate action for the world’s most vulnerable people,”
They helped condition at various cities ,village, towns and sent a message to the world .they became the messengers of humanity and served various human lives without going back and thinking about their personal lives.