Today, people around the world are celebrating World Humanitarian Day by donating their social media feeds to help bring true stories of people helping people to light. By using the hashtag #SHAREHUMANITY, the United Nations Foundation, Global Citizen, CNN, Time Inc. and many more organizations — along with aid workers and ordinary citizens — are using this day to not only share true humanitarian aid stories but to help you get involved.
World Humanitarian Day falls on the same day, August 19th, when in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. It’s a day to pay tribute to all people affected by humanitarian crises and those who lost their lives in humanitarian service. It’s a day to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.
As the world becomes a more and more volatile place, this has never been more important. There is an urgent need to realize a greater sense of responsibility and develop a sense of global community. World Humanitarian Day should inspire action and make it clear that we stand in solidarity against conflict, torture, disease, famine, suffering and the poor leadership that often turns a blind eye. This day is a great opportunity to get involved and do something to help those who need it the most.
At Business Connect, we are doing our part to create an international distribution network of clean resources so when a disaster strikes, our local representative is there to help with clean water filters, solar lights, and clean cookstoves. We continuously search for the most innovative products to keep current with technology but, most importantly, products that are affordable for citizens living in the developing world. If you would like to help us expand our network or get products into the hands of a nonprofit or aid workers in remote areas of the world, contact us. You will be glad you helped. Join us and let’s continue to #CreateHope.
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35