World Humanitarian Day: Tribute to frontline workers*
August 19 was World Humanitarian Day. In its eleventh year, the day commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work in memory of the 19 August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq.
This year, we paid tribute to the real-life heroes who have committed their lives to helping others, who provided life-saving support and protection to the women, men and children most in need, despite the odds.
The best way to pay tribute to what they do is by supporting their work and advocating for their safety. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we paid special tribute to the front-line responders who continued to stay and deliver in Libya.
* Thanks to IOM, UNFPA, UNHCR, UN Women and WFP for support in contributing profiles for World Humanitarian Day and WHD article.