This day was designated in memory of the 19 August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 22 people, including the chief humanitarian in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly formalized the day as World Humanitarian Day.
On this day we remember all our fallen heroes who lost their lives in the cause of humanity and all our fallen humanitarian who lost their lives in titanic struggle for humanity.
Amid a global pandemic, unprecedented needs and growing insecurity, aid workers and health-care respondents are staying and delivering to the world’s most vulnerable people, the dedication, perseverance and self-sacrifice of these real-life heroes represent the best of humanity as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis and the massive increase in humanitarian needs it has triggered.
World Humanitarian Day, Rotaract as a case study, it is clearly known that Rotaract is a global movement of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
It’s purpose states that, the organization is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
As a Rotaractor, we are humanitarian, the little we do, the little we give to our community without counting on cost or returns speaks a lot about us, so therefore we need to celebrate ourselves for the numerous work we’ve been doing, during the process of serving humanity, many has lost their lives to save others lives.
On this day, we celebrate and appreciate you all for all you do to make the world a better place.
THE LABOUR OF OUR HEROES PAST SHALL NEVER BE IN VAIN
WE CELEBRATE ALL HUMANITARIAN WORLD WIDE
Adedeji A. Windapo
District Rotaract Representative
Rotaract District 9110 Nigeria