19 August 2010

World Humanitarian Day 2010 (19 August)

19 August was declared the "World Humanitarian Day 2010" in 2008 in remembrance of Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Iraq Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues, who got killed following the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad on 19 August 2003. 

The designation of 19 August as World Humanitarian Day is the outcome of the relentless efforts of the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Foundation and its aim dedicated to continue his (del Mello) unfinished mission of encouraging dialogue between communities and relieving the plight of victims of humanitarian crises.

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