WHD 21: Nigerians called on for Partnership over Climate Change.
Written by News Room on August 20, 2021
World Humanitarian Day is observed every year on August 19 to pay tribute to injured or killed humanitarian workers in the course of their work, and to honour all aid and health workers, who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need.
The day was designated in memory of the 19th August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 people, including the Chief Humanitarian Officer in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello.
In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly formalized the day as World Humanitarian Day.
In this report, Invicta FM Correspondent, Ango Bally, x-rays the significance of this year’s theme, which focuses on slowing down “Climate change”.