According to the United Nations´ official website, this day was designated in memory of the 19 August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 22 people, including the chief humanitarian in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly formalized the day as World Humanitarian Day (WHD).
This 2021 the World Humanitarian Day, it highlights the immediate human cost of the climate crisis by pressuring world leaders to take meaningful climate action for the world’s most vulnerable people. Within this context and in harmony with our own mission of having a Better World, Mérieux NutriSciences Mexico is developing different internal campaigns to make a difference. With these campaigns we have helped people with cancer to acquire medicine and a pet refuge, at the same time we are helping the environment through donating 9 tons of paper, saving 2,250,000 liters of water and avoiding the emission of 17.5 tons of carbon dioxide.
These campaigns are permanently active. Please contact us if you are interested in helping.