UN Development Program Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon Ross Mountain praised Lebanese citizens working in humanitarian aid.(The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Lebanon marked World Humanitarian Day Tuesday with an event hosted by the Social Affairs Ministry and U.N. agencies that paid tribute to Lebanese aid workers.It was attended by representatives of U.N. agencies in Lebanon, as well as local and international organizations working in the humanitarian field in the country.The bombing, the responsibility for which was later claimed by Al-Qaeda's Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, prompted the U.N. General Assembly in 2008 to designate Aug. 19 as World Humanitarian Day.
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