27 July 2020

UNAI Quiz: World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is celebrated every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

More than 100 million people already relied on support from the United Nations’ humanitarian agencies before the COVID-19 pandemic, which now has a foothold in more than 180 countries. Some of these are countries that are already in crisis due to conflicts, natural disasters and climate change. Swift fundraising, focused coordination across the humanitarian system, and ongoing, effective humanitarian operations are now more essential than ever.

Test your knowledge of World Humanitarian Day!

Correct! The General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day in a resolution adopted on 11 December 2008, five years after the tragic terrorist bombing of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad that killed 22 people in 2003. The resolution commits to strengthen coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations and relevant humanitarian actors and advocate for the protection and safety of humanitarian personnel and facilities, as well as people affected by crises and natural disasters.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day in a resolution adopted on 11 December 2008, five years after the tragic terrorist bombing of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad that killed 22 people in 2003. The resolution commits to strengthen coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations and relevant humanitarian actors and advocate for the protection and safety of humanitarian personnel and facilities, as well as people affected by crises and natural disasters.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day in a resolution adopted on 11 December 2008, five years after the tragic terrorist bombing of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad that killed 22 people in 2003. The resolution commits to strengthen coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations and relevant humanitarian actors and advocate for the protection and safety of humanitarian personnel and facilities, as well as people affected by crises and natural disasters.

Correct! United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the  United Nations Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA coordinates humanitarian action to ensure crisis-affected people receive the assistance and protection they need. It works to overcome obstacles that impede humanitarian assistance from reaching people affected by crises, and it provides leadership in mobilizing assistance and resources on behalf of the humanitarian system. OCHA’s mandate stems from General Assembly (GA) resolution 46/182 of December 1991.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the  United Nations Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA coordinates humanitarian action to ensure crisis-affected people receive the assistance and protection they need. It works to overcome obstacles that impede humanitarian assistance from reaching people affected by crises, and it provides leadership in mobilizing assistance and resources on behalf of the humanitarian system. OCHA’s mandate stems from General Assembly (GA) resolution 46/182 of December 1991.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the  United Nations Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA coordinates humanitarian action to ensure crisis-affected people receive the assistance and protection they need. It works to overcome obstacles that impede humanitarian assistance from reaching people affected by crises, and it provides leadership in mobilizing assistance and resources on behalf of the humanitarian system. OCHA’s mandate stems from General Assembly (GA) resolution 46/182 of December 1991.

Correct! The expertise of humanitarian workers is not confined to international relations. They are experts in fields as diverse as agriculture, communication, human rights, climate change, accounting, finance, engineering and so forth. They may be doctors, nurses, drivers, pilots, journalists, photographers, economists, jurists, auditors, translators or interpreters. Whether they work as administers, advisers, consultants or volunteers, they are all highly dedicated people from around the world who risk their lives to help others. 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The expertise of humanitarian workers is not confined to international relations. They are experts in fields as diverse as agriculture, communication, human rights, climate change, accounting, finance, engineering and so forth. They may be doctors, nurses, drivers, pilots, journalists, photographers, economists, jurists, auditors, translators or interpreters. Whether they work as administers, advisers, consultants or volunteers, they are all highly dedicated people from around the world who risk their lives to help others. 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The expertise of humanitarian workers is not confined to international relations. They are experts in fields as diverse as agriculture, communication, human rights, climate change, accounting, finance, engineering and so forth. They may be doctors, nurses, drivers, pilots, journalists, photographers, economists, jurists, auditors, translators or interpreters. Whether they work as administers, advisers, consultants or volunteers, they are all highly dedicated people from around the world who risk their lives to help others. 

Correct!Yemen is in the sixth year of conflict and its humanitarian situation is still the worst in the world. An estimated 24 million people, 80 per cent of the country’s entire population, require some form of assistance or protection. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated Yemen’s socio-economic and health situation, as nearly 18 million people have no regular clean water and the conflict has destroyed healthcare facilities leaving people with some of the lowest levels of immunity and highest levels of acute vulnerability in the world. Apart from the ongoing humanitarian aid operation, efforts are also being channeled to develop new health programmes to fight the virus and strengthen healthcare systems.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A: Yemen is in the sixth year of conflict and its humanitarian situation is still the worst in the world. An estimated 24 million people, 80 per cent of the country’s entire population, require some form of assistance or protection. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated Yemen’s socio-economic and health situation, as nearly 18 million people have no regular clean water and the conflict has destroyed healthcare facilities leaving people with some of the lowest levels of immunity and highest levels of acute vulnerability in the world. Apart from the ongoing humanitarian aid operation, efforts are also being channeled to develop new health programmes to fight the virus and strengthen healthcare systems.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A: Yemen is in the sixth year of conflict and its humanitarian situation is still the worst in the world. An estimated 24 million people, 80 per cent of the country’s entire population, require some form of assistance or protection. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated Yemen’s socio-economic and health situation, as nearly 18 million people have no regular clean water and the conflict has destroyed healthcare facilities leaving people with some of the lowest levels of immunity and highest levels of acute vulnerability in the world. Apart from the ongoing humanitarian aid operation, efforts are also being channeled to develop new health programmes to fight the virus and strengthen healthcare systems.

Correct! To help the world’s most vulnerable countries fight the pandemic, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinated a US$2 billion COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan launched on 25 March 2020. The Response Plan was revised in early May to include a $6.71 billion appeal and an updated global plan, with a series of annexes, to fight the coronavirus in fragile countries. Funding this plan will help ensure that humanitarian agencies can maintain their ongoing emergency work. Implementing the plan requires tight coordination, strong fundraising, and a massive effort to ensure that ongoing emergency assistance continues for those people around the world who need it most.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. To help the world’s most vulnerable countries fight the pandemic, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinated a US$2 billion COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan launched on 25 March 2020. The Response Plan was revised in early May to include a $6.71 billion appeal and an updated global plan, with a series of annexes, to fight the coronavirus in fragile countries. Funding this plan will help ensure that humanitarian agencies can maintain their ongoing emergency work. Implementing the plan requires tight coordination, strong fundraising, and a massive effort to ensure that ongoing emergency assistance continues for those people around the world who need it most.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. To help the world’s most vulnerable countries fight the pandemic, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinated a US$2 billion COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan launched on 25 March 2020. The Response Plan was revised in early May to include a $6.71 billion appeal and an updated global plan, with a series of annexes, to fight the coronavirus in fragile countries. Funding this plan will help ensure that humanitarian agencies can maintain their ongoing emergency work. Implementing the plan requires tight coordination, strong fundraising, and a massive effort to ensure that ongoing emergency assistance continues for those people around the world who need it most.

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