Beyoncé made a huge splash at the United Nation’s General Assembly on Aug. 10, where she performed her 4 ballad “I Was Here.” And now, in partners ship with the U.N., the pop icon has turned her poignant performance into a new video tribute to World Humanitarian Day (Aug. 19) that is intended to inspire fans to lend a helping hand to their fellow man.

In the clip, Beyoncé looks stunning in a white, floor-length gown and slicked-back ponytail as images of recent disasters show on the panoramic screen behind her.

While hoping to spread awareness about the natural disasters that have plagued the globe, Beyoncé also commemorates the 2003 terror attack on Iraq’s Canal Hotel, which left 100 injured and 22 people dead, including a U.N. special representative.

“I’d like to ask everyone to make sure they’re a part of Aug. 19,” Beyoncé told the crowd. “It’s such a beautiful, beautiful day, and I’d like to honor the 22 people who lost their lives. God bless you all, thank you so much for having me.”

In conjunction with the new video, a World Humanitarian Day website has been launched that allows users to share “individual acts of good” that they’ve done in their communities. As hoped, organizers were successful in reaching 1 billion users by the end of World Humanitarian Day.

We commend Beyoncé for lending her voice to such an important cause. Hopefully, more fans and some of our readers will be inspired to be humanitarians in their every day lives.

Watch the video here and check out some other charitable stars below. – nicholas robinson

 

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