Today Is A Special Day
In the midst of all the holiday preparations you may not have realized that today is a special day.
Today is International Human Rights Day. It’s The day that we commemorate the UN adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a document that says things like:
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services…
This year is 60th anniversary of it’s signing. And we’ve still got a lot of work to do. But here are just a few things that our fellow Red Crossers around the world are doing to help fulfill the dream of human rights for all:
Bringing medical experts and supplies to cholera-stricken Zimbabwe
Visiting prisoners of war
Preventing more than 3.6 million measles deaths worldwide
Paddling relief supplies to remote regions of Myanmar
Photo: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
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I had no idea there was such a day! Also, kudos for promoting some of the lesser-known but incredibly important red cross activities.