Morning Reads for World Humanitarian Day (August 19)

Hello, and good morning! It’s World Humanitarian Day, a day that both commemorates the humanitarian workers killed or injured in the line of duty and also honors those who continue to do this very hard work in extreme conditions across the globe. According to the United Nations, 483 humanitarian workers were attacked in 2019, yet in spite of that, millions were vaccinated against smallpox, received treatment for acute malnutrition, and received drinkable water through the efforts of the brave individuals. I’m grateful for the work they do, as I’m sure many of you are as well.

Now, the news:

Pat Conroy

Alice Walker

Flannery O’Connor

  • There is a growing dent in Earth’s magnetic field above South America and the southern Atlantic Ocean.

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