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What is World Humanitarian Day and why is it important? 

World Humanitarian Day takes place on the 19 August every year to mark the anniversary of the 2003 bomb attack on the UN headquarters at Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq.

World Humanitarian Day takes place on the 19 August every year to mark the anniversary of the 2003 bomb attack on the UN headquarters at Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq. Image: Reuters/Umit Bektas

Joe Myers
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Dangerous aid ... 116 humanitarian workers were killed in 2022. Image: World Humanitarian Day

The UN's theme for this year's World Humanitarian Day is #NoMatterWhat.
The UN's theme for this year's World Humanitarian Day is #NoMatterWhat. Image: World Humanitarian Day

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