"We all see the headlines, and we think, what can I really do to help?", Beyoncé said in a statement. "World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care."
The pop diva will also release a special video for her touching song "I Was Here" on that same day. The clip will be filmed in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York in front of a live audience. Songwriter Diane Warren and Beyoncé dedicate the video to the international campaign, which aims to get 1 billion people around the globe active on that day.
"World Humanitarian Day celebrates humanitarian work," said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. "I hope everyone will pledge to complete at least one humanitarian action — however great or small. Together we can create an unprecedented awareness of the plight of people affected by crises around the world."
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