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World Humanitarian Day
August 17, 2012

World Humanitarian Day
(Nairobi) August 17, 2012 — United Nations World Humanitarian Day is this Sunday, August 19. The day is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are.
(Nairobi) August 17, 2012 — The United Nations World Humanitarian Day is this Sunday, August 19. The day is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. 

World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people. This year's campaign theme — I Was Here — is about making your mark by doing something good, somewhere, for someone else.
 
Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa celebrates the day by highlighting the tireless work of JRS staff members, including refugee incentive staff, to accompany refugees in our different projects, whether they are located in camps or in urban settings. For JRS, the essence of accompaniment is simply 'being present with' and listening to those who have been forcibly displaced, allowing space for mutual sharing, comfort and often prayer.
 
Read more about World Humanitarian Day and show your support here: http://www.whd-iwashere.org/ or on the Eastern Africa blog site here: http://whd2012.tumblr.com/





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