World Humanitarian Day

August 19 is observed as World Humanitarian Day around the world.

War, climate change, pandemic, hunger, displacement ... Never in the world have there been so many, so complex crises at the same time.

According to estimates by international agencies, a record 300 million people will need support from humanitarian organizations in the first half of 2022.

However, there is a group of people who never give up on bringing help and hope. These people are humanitarian workers. Today is their day - World Humanitarian Day.

World Humanitarian Day, established by the United Nations and celebrated annually on August 19, is the best time to respect humanitarian workers who provide aid around the world. This is a chance to honor the memory of people who lost their lives while serving others. Over the past twenty years, more than 40,000 humanitarian workers have been attacked in the course of their work. One of the most tragic was the bomb attack on August 19, 2003 on the UN facility in Baghdad, which killed 22 people, including the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. 

This year's World Humanitarian Day is celebrated under slogan "It Takes A Village", referring to the African proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" It is just impossible to help alone, and humanitarian organizations would not be able to do anything without the support of a huge number of people.

Among the people who joined humanitarian aid efforts in 2022, there are also hundreds of pharmacists who, whether through direct involvement or financial support, have shown their exceptional sensitivity to the fate of another human being. It is also their holiday!