In order to recognize those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes, the UN has created World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day (August 19) is an opportunity to pay tribute to humanitarian personnel who are working for the humanitarian cause, and to commemorate those who have lost their lives while working for humanitarian causes. It is also a day create awareness on humanitarian needs worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in meeting these needs. It marks the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, when 22 humanitarian workers lost their lives, including the UN Special Representative in Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello. World Humanitarian Day is the outcome of the relentless efforts of the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Foundation and his family, with the supports of the Ambassadors of France, Switzerland, Japan and Brazil in both Geneva and New York who helped to table and steer the draft Resolution through the General Assembly.
The idea of human sacrifice is a myth and goes against the moral code in place in Voodoo Religion. Voodoo religion does not believe in harming others. The myth was passed on due to the secret aspect of Voodooism which arose from people having to sneak around in order to practice it
Four Myths about Voodoo
1. Voodooists participate in human sacrifice was perpetuated by Haitian Consul Sir John Spenser, who created the myth in a book.
2. Voodoo dolls are meant to hurt others. Real Voodoo dolls are used to represent the loa gods, a way to communicate with the spirits of the dead.
3. Voodoo is a satanic practice. Voodoo actually has features in common with Catholicism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
4. Voodoo priests re-animate the dead as zombies. In Haiti the myth of zombies is used as thought control.