WHD was established by the United Nations (UN) in 2003 following a bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, that killed 22 humanitarian aid workers.
The UN indicates that "Each year, WHD focuses on a theme, bringing together partners from across the humanitarian system to advocate for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises, and for the safety and security of aid workers."
In the August 18 CI report, officials of the Catholic entity guided by the vision to be a sign of God’s love for humanity in Jesus Christ expresses the hope that WHD 2022 will provide a way forward for fundamental human rights issues.
“We hope that this World Humanitarian Day will present all people with an opportunity to address the issue of fundamental human rights through appropriate actions,” CI Secretary General says about WHD 2022 being marked under the theme, "the importance, effectiveness and positive impact of humanitarian work".
He notes that “universal solidarity and commitment to the human cause with supportive political will is the only way to reduce the incalculable human suffering of the most vulnerable.”
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CI leadership urges decision makers “to listen to the voices of the poorest and put their aspirations for a dignified life at the center of all political decisions.”
“In particular, sustainable actions to mitigate the negative impact of climate change, one of the primary root causes of humanitarian crises, must be considered a priority to be urgently implemented,” CI officials further say.
They add, “Work to promote peace and reconciliation at the community level must be supported.”
On the occasion of WHD 2022, CI officials thank their “Confederation’s humanitarian workers, who, in 200 countries and territories, protect and promote human dignity and serve, accompany and defend the poor and most vulnerable.”
They also announce a campaign dubbed “Our Local Heroes” that is being promoted on Caritas webpage, www.caritas.org and the entity’s other social media forums, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, among others.
Jude Atemanke is a Cameroonian journalist with a passion for Catholic Church communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, Jude serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.