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Beyoncé to Celebrate World Humanitarian Day with New Video

The pop diva is teaming up with the UN to encourage billions to give back.
Beyoncé and the United Nations want you to give back this World Humanitarian Day, August 19.

“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.”

How will you give back on August 19?

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