World Humanitarian Day marks a tribute to all front-line workers and those people who are generally facing the brunt of any crisis.
World Humanitarian Day 2021
The 19th of August every year is celebrated as World Humanitarian Day. The day is usually held as a rally for those who contribute relentlessly towards society to help those in a crisis. It could be a disaster or a violence-prone area; people who go out of their ways to offer help and bring the affected communities to a safer place are given a day of respect.
World Humanitarian Day 2021 – History
Humanity in the broadest sense means offering service or charity activities selflessly without any intentions. World Humanitarian Day came into effect after Sergio Vieira de Mello’s death and his close 21 associates after being killed at a bombing scene in the UN centre in Baghdad.
Baghdad came to the fore of world issues because military personnel capsized the country, and the citizens were severely affected by the events that took place. Sergio, a native of Brazil, brought to humanitarian efforts and deployed himself with his associates to serve people and help them come out of their inherent troubles.
The world witnessed a grave situation as governments collided overpowers, but victims were usually the common men who suffered the most. In this regard, Sergio vowed to establish a paradise of peace and tranquillity in the country, a place for love and brotherhood.
He spent almost three decades working day in and day out, serving those affected by warring nations and tried his best to alleviate the pain of thousands of them. Yet, all these efforts took to their worst when the entire group was wiped out in a single act of bombing that led the UN General Assembly to commemorate the day in his name.
Significance of World Humanitarian Day 2021
The year 2019 saw the commemoration of women front line workers who served their nations and the world on several humanitarian causes. Women, especially in the war-prone Afghanistan area, worked without caring for their own lives. Hence World Humanitarian Day is celebrated as a response to their service.
This day’s importance can also be directly linked to the need to create a special law for these front line workers who treat others without caring for their own lives and families that they leave behind when crisis strikes them.
The UN saw the pressing need to create an international protection law for these humanitarians. They are prone to various kinds of dangers and life threats while serving humanitarian tasks. It could be natural disasters or man-made conflicts. Thereby, they always put service before their lives. They and their families need security and assurance in this regard. Hence, humanitarians are a boon to society.
They are known for providing service in various areas of world challenges like hunger elimination, gender bias and female discrimination, violence against women, settlement of refugees, helping poor children get access to food, clean water and education, helping rural areas get access to good sanitation facilities, etc.
World Humanitarian Day 2021 Theme
The theme for World Humanitarian Day 2021 is not decided yet. Past themes include 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.
They helped revive conditions at various cities, villages, 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.
World Humanitarian Day 2021 Celebration
World Humanitarian Day is close to advocating a tireless principle for a lifetime. It calls for a non-payable or sometimes payable job, a service, a rally for humanity that provides service 24*7, with continued support during emergencies, no holidays, no weekends, and the highest honour work.
The people involved in such great humanitarian tasks are celebrated, not just for a day or two, but for the entire year. We have to advocate their service qualities; we ought to amplify their stories, their efforts towards mankind, spread stories everywhere on these front line heroes.
We could dedicate a day of celebration for all the humanitarian workers by campaigning for them, joining a social campaign cause to give wings to their stories, organising a theme party for them, offering unconditional support gesture to civilians affected by wars and crisis, etc.
Gifting the humanitarian class of workers serves as a big relief from the normal daily routine. Volunteers should spend some time identifying the perfect gifting technique to bring a smile to those millions of humanitarian workers who strive and struggle daily to nurture smiles in others’ lives.
Sacrificing our own lives for the sake of others’ happiness is the ultimate contribution of humanity. Let us celebrate a day in honour of their efforts.