2 August 2012, New York: International star Beyoncé, the United Nations and humanitarian aid organizations are launching a global campaign today to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work and encourage people around the world to get involved by doing something good for others. World Humanitarian Day is a global day to celebrate humanity and the spirit of people helping people. The World Humanitarian Day music video for Beyoncé’s song “I Was Here” will be filmed in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York in front of a live audience. It will be released globally on 19 August. Beyoncé and songwriter Diane Warren are donating the video to the campaign. “World Humanitarian Day celebrates humanitarian work,” said Valerie...
CERF provides $2 million for refugees in Turkey
Unrest in Syria has lead to the displacement of thousands of people fleeing violence into the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.
To date, the Government of Turkey, with the support of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has led the response to the population influx. Camps providing shelter to some 24,000 refugees have been established in ten locations where their food, accommodation and medical needs are met.
During March and April 2012, a mass influx of an additional 15,000 people into Turkey prompted the Government to request international assistance.
CERF in Action - Rapid Response