World Tsunami Awareness Day

Tsunamis are giant ocean waves caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions under the sea. As the waves travel inland (sometimes at the speed of a jet plane), they get higher and higher as the depth of the ocean decreases. Though rare, tsunamis can be extremely deadly....

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is to commemorate humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work, and to honour all aid and health workers who provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need. The Day marks the 2003 bomb attack on the...