World Humanitarian Day

 

Social Feed Donation (cf. section below)

 

"My name is Khaled Farah. Thank you for letting me share my story." Read: http://www.worldhumanitarianday.org/whitehelmets  #ShareHumanity

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Moi, c'est Oliver. Merci pour l'opportunité de raconter mon histoire. Rejoignez le mouvement: http://bit.ly/whd819 

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Statements by UN, EU, US (by order of publication)

 

.@JohnKerry: We salute heroes who venture to dangerous places, risk their lives to save others. http://go.usa.gov/36qSA  #WorldHumanitarianDay

 

Link to:

Press Statement |John Kerry | Secretary of State | Washington, DC | August 19, 2015

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2015/08/246187.htm

Excerpt:

"We proudly salute their courage and resilience. And we pay tribute to the sacrifices they make"

 

 

 

Excerpt:

"In 2014, the European Commission helped 121 million victims of natural and man-made disasters across more than 80 countries through its Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). This was achieved with less than 1% of the total EU annual budget – just over €2 per EU citizen. The EU continues to assist the most vulnerable, including the victims of the conflicts in Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudanand Ukraine, the survivors of natural disasters in Asia or those affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa."

 

 

Excerpt:

"This year alone, USAID has had Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) responding to
five major crises simultaneously—a record number for USAID. In West Africa, the DART is
leading the U.S. response in the fight against the worst Ebola outbreak in history. (...) Most recently, a DART deployed to Nepal following the massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake (...)."

 
 

"Together we can & must build a more humane world" #UNSG World Humanitarian Day http://ow.ly/R52SF  #ShareHumanity

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Excerpts:

 

"On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the selfless dedication and sacrifice of workers and volunteers from around the world who devote themselves – often at great personal risk – to assisting the world’s most vulnerable people."
 
"On this World Humanitarian Day I urge everyone to show solidarity as global citizens by signing up to the #ShareHumanity campaign.  By donating your social media feeds for just one day you can promote humanitarian action and help to give a voice to the voiceless by sharing their stories of crisis, hope and resilience."

 

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Social Feed Donation

worldhumanitarianday.org/en

 

 

 

My feed won’t be the same over the next day. It’s for a very special cause: #ShareHumanity

 

My name is Nuri Sherpa. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell my story.

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"My name is Khaled Farah. Thank you for letting me share my story." Read: http://www.worldhumanitarianday.org/whitehelmets  #ShareHumanity

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EU - UN representatives article

Joint article by

EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

 

https://twitter.com/StylianidesEU/status/633896683131281408

 
 
Excerpts:

#ShareHumanity asks people to dedicate their social media feed to carry the stories of people living through some of today’s greatest humanitarian emergencies.

 

By featuring these stories of personal resilience and courage in the face of disaster and in conflicts, we underscore our shared humanity.

 

Influential people are “donating” their social media accounts to refugees and humanitarians to raise the profile of worldwide conflicts.

 

Celebrities have taken up the challenge, with the Australian musician Cody Simpson giving his account to a Syrian refugee for a day (…).

 

British musician Leona Lewis:  Farah, who featured in a remarkable video capturing the moment he helped rescue a two-month old baby from the rubble, will use the social media forum to recount his experiences rescuing survivors of a bomb attack in Aleppo.

 

Other influential people taking part include the Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang and the Brazilian footballer Kaka, whose social media accounts will be used to share stories from the Nepalese earthquake, and the Ethiopian-American musician Kenna, under whose handle tales from Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp will be disseminated.

 

I’m @ThairDamascus thank you @CodySimpson for letting me share my story.

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so glad you could share your story on my account and raise awareness globally. cheers mate sending peace and love to you @ThairDamascus

 

 

Making new friends at the Arab International University in Damascus. #Syria #ShareHumanity -@ThairDamascus

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Cody Simpson ‏@CodySimpson  Aug 13

Yesterday a bomb went off in the street near me, wounding lots of people. #ShareHumanity https://youtu.be/6_2Pyj1AJPg  -@ThairDamascus

 

Cody Simpson ‏@CodySimpson  Aug 13

#Syria is filled with tension and fighting. I’m not sure what the future holds for me here. #Damascus #ShareHumanity -@ThairDamascus4

 

Cody Simpson ‏@CodySimpson  Aug 13

My passport was stolen and I can’t get a new one so I cannot get a visa to stay in #Egypt. #ShareHumanity -@ThairDamascus

 
 

https://www.whitehelmets.org/    

 

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