World Humanitarian Day 2010

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World Humanitarian Day 2010

19th August is World Humanitarian Day, a day set aside not only to remember the lives of humanitarian workers lost in the performance of their duties, but also to reflect on what it means to be ‘a humanitarian worker’. I invite you to take a moment to honour all our colleagues working in the humanitarian sector and to remember especially those who gave their lives while carrying out their humanitarian mission. Also, check out the quiz I created from UN docs to test your knowledge and to learn more about humanitarian work and this day! More info about World Humanitarian Day can be found at www. Worldhumanitarianday. Info and https://ochaonline. Un. Org/whd/. Good luck!~Mary Beth


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    QUESTION #1: Man-made and natural disasters cause immense suffering for millions of people every year, very often among the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals.  Of these millions of people, how many are known to be internally displaced?Villagers fleeing gunfire in a camp for internally displaced persons during the 2008 Nord-Kivu War
    • A. 

      3 million

    • B. 

      12 million

    • C. 

      20 million

    • D. 

      27 million

    • E. 

      50 million

  • 2. 
    QUESTION #2: The HQ of the United Nations in Baghdad was bombed on 19th August 2003.  22 people lost their lives, including the Special representative of the UN Secretary-General, Sergio Vieira de Mello.  Is World Humanitarian Day intentionally celebrated on the anniversary of the Canal Hotel bombing?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R54BpQalwDc
    • A. 

      Yes, World Humanitarian Day was inaugurated on this day in 2009 day six years after the attack.

    • B. 

      No, the attack purposely occurred on World Humanitarian Day, in order to tarnish and halt the celebration at the UN and to protest the influence & dominance of the Western world.

  • 3. 
    QUESTION #3: Which of the following principles represent the foundation of humanitarian action?
    • A. 

      Neutrality and Impartiality

    • B. 

      Humanity

    • C. 

      Operational Independence

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      100,000

    • B. 

      500,000

    • C. 

      1 million

    • D. 

      5 million

    • E. 

      10 million

  • 5. 
    QUESTION #5: True or false?  Humanitarian aid primarily is delivered by Western organizations and agencies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    QUESTION #6: What is the focus of this year’s World Humanitarian Day?
    • A. 

      To draw attention to humanitarian needs worldwide

    • B. 

      To explain in simple, visual terms what humanitarian aid work entails

    • C. 

      To remember those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    QUESTION #7: What is the significance of the World Humanitarian Day logo?
    • A. 

      The WHD letters embedded on a map of the world show how World Humanitarian Day celebrates the global nature of humanitarian work while the two olive branches holding up the world symbolizes how essential peace is to sustaining humanity.

    • B. 

      Each of the images (a drop of water, a red ribbon, a handshake, a gavel, a rice bowl, a schoolbook, and a tree) reflect the variety of sectors of the humanitarian field.

    • C. 

      The multi-color flag flying from a solid-colored post celebrates how diversity and unity can co-exist, as we come together to honor those served by the humanitarian field and remember those who have given their lives in the name of serving those in need.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    QUESTION #8: What percentage of people in the world is chronically hungry?            
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      8%

    • C. 

      16%

    • D. 

      25%

    • E. 

      50%

  • 9. 
    QUESTION #9: True or false? The majority of humanitarian aid workers leave their homes, families, and culture to assist the poor and marginalized in foreign countries.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 10. 
    QUESTION #10: How many countries officially marked World Humanitarian Day in 2009?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      41

    • D. 

      74

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    QUESTION #11: Which country has the largest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs)?
    • A. 

      Sudan

    • B. 

      Niger

    • C. 

      Somalia

    • D. 

      Afghanistan

    • E. 

      Turkey

  • 12. 
    QUESTION #12:True or false.  According to UN records, 278 humanitarians were victims of 139 serious security incidents in 2009, compared with 1999 when 65 humanitarians were involved in 34 such incidents.  In 2009, 205 of these victims were national staff members of humanitarian organizations, while 73 were international.  In 1999, 40 victims were national staff and 25 were international.http://ochaonline.un.org/whd/docs/SecuritySheet/whd_2010_security_sheet_en.pdf
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.