World Humanitarian Day
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World Humanitarian Day will be observed on Wednesday, 19 August.

The theme for this year's World Humanitarian Day is "Inspiring the World's Humanity".

The day was adopted by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003.

World Humanitarian day Special Photos

Meanwhile, as part of the UN observance, the World Health organisation (WHO) is launching a campaign to focus on healthcare workers who serve under difficult circumstances such as natural disaster, conflict or in resource-poor settings.

Watch the Humanitarian Day 2015 special video below:

Check out below some quotes by famous personalities that can be shared on Humanitarian Day: 

"If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one."

Mother Teresa, Founder of The Missionaries of Charity

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

– Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Activist

"I think no one knows what humanitarian intervention means. If I were a person who was non-American, I would think humanitarian intervention is just another name for United States imperialism."

–Stanley Hauerwas, American Theologian

"The most wonderful study of mankind is man. Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian.

– Daniel D. Palmer, Founder of Chiropractic

"Humanitarian appeals always help. They penetrate deeper than political tradeoffs".
– Jesse Jackson,  American Civil Rights Activist 

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

Mahatma Gandhi, Father of Nation, India

 "Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another. What begins with the failure to uphold the dignity of one life all too often ends with a calamity for entire nations."
– Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations