World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe and show that the world needs more #humanitarianheroes like these.
World Humanitarian Day celebrates the spirit that infuses humanitarian work around the globe. This year the United Nations and its partners were profiling ”humanitarian heroes,” individuals committed to making a difference, sometimes at great personal sacrifice and risk.
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said, “Last year, more humanitarian workers were kidnapped, seriously injured or killed than ever before. This is an outrage… on World Humanitarian Day, we honor the heroic aid workers who rush bravely to help people in need. We remember their sacrifices, and we recognize the millions of people who count on humanitarian workers for their very survival. Let us honor the fallen by protecting those who carry on their work — and supporting humanitarian relief operations worldwide.”
Director of Relations of Blue Horizon Charitable Foundation Katarina Novakova attended the event on behalf of the foundation. After the event, she stated, "You don't have to go far away to find people who need help...anyone can take steps in their daily lives, to be a hero to someone. We can all help make the world a better place. Several years ago, I met Dr. Brian Mehling and was inspired by his humanitarian activities. So much so, that I was also inspired to join the BHCF team and work side by side with Dr. Mehling on all of his amazing efforts that impact the lives of so many people.”
The Blue Horizon Charitable Foundation is dedicated to increasing the awareness of global inequalities in healthcare, as well as providing charitable medical care and training to adults and children in impoverished areas. The foundation raises capital in order to support medical centers and clinics by providing medicines vital to basic human survival and by performing advanced medical treatments otherwise not accessible to certain geographic regions. BHCF also supports children around the world who have been orphaned as a result of disease and/or war. In order to raise awareness of these situations, BHCF produces documentary films that bring much needed attention to the plight of those with limited or no access to healthcare. The provision of these resources to less developed areas enables the medically underserved to benefit from high quality care and treatment.
World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.This year the UN and its humanitarian partners continue their ground-breaking campaign called The world needs more…which is the first-of-its-
The United Nations asks people to Tweet #humanitarianheroes to show support — it also connects to an interactive map that highlights work taking place in the likes of Iraq, the Central African Republic and the Gaza Strip.