By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and Internally Displaced Persons with support of the United Nation Systems in Nigeria said it marking the 2018 World Humanitarian Day (WHD) in grand style in Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement signed by Sani Datti, on behalf of the Media Subcommittee; said Sunday 19th August 2018 will be the World Humanitarian Day (WHD).
The statement explained that this year’s theme is “Not a Target”, which shows that same was with that of last year to sustain the momentum and rally support for people living with humanitarian crises as well as pay tribute to the aid workers who help them.
This year’s World Humanitarian Day (WHD) marks the fifteenth anniversary since the attacks on the Canal Hotel in Baghad, Iraq, which killed 22 people including the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. In 2008, the United Nations General adopted a resolution designing 19th August every year as the World Humanitarian Day.
As Nigeria joins other countries to observe this Day, the series of activities designed to bring together humanitarian workers to reflect on their significance includes, roadwalk, social media awareness among others.