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Due August 19, 2023 After 3P.M.

Updated: Aug 1, 2023


CHALLENGE

World Humanitarian Day

It takes a village. This is the theme of the 2023 World Humanitarian Day. Miss Tourism Pageants will celebrate this meaningful day by being doing something in our community to make a difference. Tourism Girls from all over will choose a community service effort in her community. She will show us through photos and videos what she did to help. You see reigning is more than pretty, it is assisting, bringing awareness to something that may need attention. Show your peers your crown makes a difference. Choose something meaningful to do. This can be as simple as spending time at a nursing home reading, playing games or as necessary as helping to bring supplies to an area in need. Show us how your crown makes a difference. Each time you help someone or share community service your crown shines a little brighter.


Show us what it means to be a humanitarian exactly what Tourism is about. I would think all queens would want to participate in this most valuable of days.


Photo and or video due August 19th 3PM. Must be in crown and sash to count may wear a Tourism T-shirt..


What is World Humanitarian Day?
World Humanitarian Day 2023 takes place on 19th August and is dedicated to recognising humanitarian people and those who lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
The day also pays tribute to those who have sacrificed their time and risked their lives in order to support and deliver aid to people worldwide undergoing many humanitarian crises.
It especially focuses on those who put their lives at risk trying to help people in war-stricken and disease-ridden areas.
How did World Humanitarian Day begin?
World Humanitarian Day began through the relentless efforts of the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation and his family, who worked closely with ambassadors across Europe, Asia, and South America.
Tragically, on the 19th of August 2003, the UN headquarters in Baghdad was bombed, where Sergio and 21 other colleagues were killed.
Five years later, the UN General Assembly designated this day to recognise those who lost their lives and the many others who undergo personal risks to help out vulnerable communities.
Since that day in 2013, over 4000 humanitarians have been affected or attacked while carrying out their jobs, with over 120 cases being fatal. Almost one humanitarian has been affected every day since August 19th 2003.
How is World Humanitarian Day celebrated?
Every year, materials are published on the focus of World Humanitarian Day, accompanied by a digital campaign on social media. There are also special lessons taught in schools around the world acknowledging this topic.
An example of a previous social media campaign was when World Humanitarian Day used the hashtag #notatarget to raise the plight of civilians in conflict zones.
In 2019, there was a focus on women humanitarians with an accompanying social media campaign using the hashtag #WomenHumanitarians. This included taking time in the 24 hours of the day to share the 24 stories of 24 women who are actively working to make a difference within their communities worldwide.
In 2023, the hashtag for the eleventh World Humanitarian Day will be #RealLifeHeroes. This year's campaign wants to share inspiring personal stories of the humanitarians that have been heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There have been many acts of bravery during the pandemic such as treating COVID-19, providing a safe space for girls and women during lockdown, providing food to vulnerable people and running refugee camps.
This year’s World Humanitarian Day is set to celebrate those individuals who showed huge character throughout the pandemic!

What is the theme for World Humanitarian Day 2023?

The theme for World Humanitarian Day 2023 is The Human Race with the slogan, it takes a village.

This year's event will be focused on bringing people together from all walks of life.

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